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  • French 75mm brass shell case dated 1917 still some original colour semi-relic, re used as the PAK 97/38 anti-tank gun used by the German Army gun recovered from near the village of Plota near Prokhorovka on the battlefield at Kursk 1943 in Russia

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    This is a rare find in this condition from the battlefield a French 75mm brass shell case dated 1917 used famously in world war 1 these guns were captured by the Germans after the fall of France in 1940 then re used by the German army as the PAK 97/38 anti-tank gun. The case still with some of its markings on the bottom that can not be seen very well .The case is complete it does retain its a lot of its shiny original brass colour it has discoloured and looks a bit burnt it is a bit dirty from being buried but nothing to bad at all it is in very nice condition for a battlefield recovered case and very rare to find one of these captured cases in use with Germans recovered from the battlefield. The case was recovered from near the village Plota which is south Prokhorovka ware the main tank battle was on the 12th July 1943 where the largest Tank battle of the war and the last great German offensive of the war in the East in Russia. 

    7,5-cm-PaK 97/38 (7,5 cm anti-tank gun) : Germany (DEU)