This is a Very Rare British wooden ammunition crate for 2 rounds of 17 pounder-76.2mm armour piercing shells fired by a Sherman firefly tank. The crate has no labels that are readable to know the contents but because of the code on the back of the box this is how we know what the box was used for this is shown with the information cards that come with it. The crate still with its paper label on the outside not clear to read most of it is missing the lid is missing completely from when the box was used but it still has the metal fastening brackets at each end and the metal carry handles. The wood is still very solid condition and un damaged with no wood worm it retains its original colour it looks like it has been used post war to store something hence this is how it is still here and not been burnt for fire wood years ago this is a very large box at 90cm long and is a real one off item i have never seen or had one before and being firefly even rarer then a standard Sherman ones a fantastic condition item well cleaned perfect for display or any collection and a very rare one for the collection. This box was found on a Farm in the Village of Clecy near Falaise in Normandy from the summer battlefield of 1944 this area was captured by the the British 30th corps so the box must have been used by them. The box comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards with many pictures.
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30th corps sherman tanks in Normandy