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  • Section of thick heavy German barbed wire reel all still rusted together with mud recovered from the area of the Thiaumont Redoubt,west of Fort Douaumont the June-October 1916 battlefield in Verdun

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    This is section of German barbed wire reel which has broken off still with the slightly rounded shape this is the early war wire much thicker then the later one the sections are all around 9 inches long.The wire has all stuck together with rust and dried mud exactly how it was found it is in relic but solid condition it is rusty but not crumbling or braking up and still covered in mud and dirt and a nice find from the battlefield.The wire was recovered  from the area of the Thiaumont Redoubt,west of Fort Douaumont the June-October 1916 battlefield in Verdun.

    On the 12th June 1916, this entrenched French position was a part of the terrain forming a salient west of Fort Douaumont, known as the "Thiaumont Redoubt".The Germans, planned to capture this location prior to launching their main offensive on the 23rd June 1916. The Germans captured the redoubt eventually after many weeks of fighting and massive casualties on both sides. On the 19th August they finally cleared the redoubt of all French soldiers then they fortified it and it was on the 24th October 1916 that it was finally re taken again by the French Army.

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