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  • Very rare German Afrika Korps soldiers battle damaged wooden covered waterbottle still original colours that was recovered from the El Alamein battlefield of late 1942 during the North African desert campaign of 1940-1943.

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    This is a very rare German Afrika Korps soldiers item which is a battle damaged wooden covered waterbottle which was standard issue for North Africa.The waterbottle has a large impact hole and split in the bottom it looks like it has been in an explosion. The aluminium made bottle has no holes other then the battle damage or any other holes that can be seen it does have a few dents and knocks from being buried it is missing its top it is still very solid it is in very nice condition well cleaned and retains a lot of original coloursThe bottle is pretty much as found condition and is in perfect condition for display or any collectionThe bottle was recovered from the El Alamein battlefield of late 1942 during the North African desert campaign of 1940-1943.The relic was found and recovered in around 2007-2012 by the Egyptian-Sahara.com expeditions and tours company who specialized in the El Alamein battlefield.The relic comes with 2 x A5 laminated information cards with pictures including of the original flyer for the Egyptian-Sahara.com expeditions and tours company with pictures of some of the items they recovered in the early 2000's this relic was purchased directly from them when they were operating in around 2007-2012.

    The battle was fought near the western frontier of Egypt between 23 October and 4 November 1942, El Alamein was the climax and turning point of the North African campaign in the Second World War. The Axis army of Italy and Germany suffered a decisive defeat by the British Eighth Army. 

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