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  • German 10.5cm steel shell case dated 1944 with waffen stamp fired by Luftwaffe 10.5cm flak anti-aircraft gun recovered from old costal artillery position on the Atlantic wall defense system near the port of Saint Malo in France August 1944 battle

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    This is a German 10.5cm steel shell case fired by Luftwaffe 10.5cm flak anti-aircraft gun.The case is steel made it is in relic but solid condition and has some of its maker markings that can be seen on the bottom of the case it is dated 1944 with waffen stamp on the primer a couple of small markings are there faint it has some rust holes and damage mostly around the top the rare bit it still has remains of its original brass wash the case has been very well cleaned it is perfect to display or and a rare one for any collection. The shell case is empty and inert was recovered from Kriegsmarine costal artillery position on the Atlantic wall defense system near the port of Saint Malo in France and were properly worn by one of the Krigsmarine soldiers on the gun crews of the wall defences. The case comes with A5 laminated information card.

    The battle for the walled city Saint Malo and the fortress positions began on August 4 1944 Allied intelligence had believed that there were 1000 German soldiers holed up in the area enclosed by the old walls and had bombed it heavily, however, when the city surrendered on August 14 only 83 German soldiers were taken prisoner. The commander of Fortress Saint-Malo, Colonel Von Aulock, surrendered all German forces in the area on August 17th 1944.

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