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  • RARE Wooden stick grenade handle complete solid relic used by soldiers of the 5th Parachute Division recovered in the forest outside Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border in the Ardennes Forest battle of the bulge 1944-1945

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    This is a rare find from the battlefield in this condition a pretty much complete German stick grenade wooden handle. The handle has no maker markings that can be seen but is in fantastic condition for a wooden relic the wood is solid not braking up or crumbling still in very solid condition there is no screw base but does still have the remains of the bottom of the top case the handle has been lightly cleaned it still retains a lot of original colour perfect for display or any collection and perfect to go back with a head if you have one. The stick grenade handle was recovered from the forest outside of the town of Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border the area was attacked and captured by the German 5th Parachute Division on 16-18th December 1944 during the German offensive in the Ardennes Forest the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very nice and unusual relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.

    German 5th Parachute Division was a fallschirmjager (paratroop) division in the German Luftwaffe it was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training. It contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.For the Ardennes offensive it was in the German 7th Army part of the 85th infantry Division attacking on the southern flank of the attack towards Luxembourg.

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