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This is a US 105mm Brass shell case which is dated 1943 with all the maker markings the case clear to see it still retains its original brass colour but has discoloured a bit from storage over 70 years after the battle in not perfectly dry conditions it is still a nice solid semi- relic at worst it has been very well cleaned and retains a lot of original colour perfect for display or any collection and used in the heat of battle in the famous winter action in the Ardennes .The case size and calibre were used in the M101 105mm howitzer these were used in some numbers during the battle in the Ardennes Forest. The case came from a local brocante or boot fair in Bras a village just outside Bastogne this village is were British and American forces both re captured it from the Germans during the fighting in early 1945.This case was used in the fighting that took place in the Ardennes Forest during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice unusual relic freshly found in September 2019 in Belgium ware it has been since the battle.
The 105 mm M2A1 (M101A1) howitzer was a howitzer developed and used by the United States. It was the standard U.S. light field howitzer in World War II and saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters. Entering production in 1941, it quickly gained a reputation for accuracy and a powerful punch. The M101A1 fired 105-millimetre (4.1 in) high explosive (HE) semi-fixed ammunition and had a range of 11,270 metres (12,330 yd), making it suitable for supporting infantry.