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    This is a very rare find from the battlefield a German MG42 machine gun remains which is not complete missing parts the barrel,the trigger and grip and butt the obvious ones but is in fantastic condition for a recovered relic.The part which is totally recognisable it still has very little paintwork or colour left but is still smooth to the touch in places it is not heavily rusted at all it still very solid not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned and has come up very well it is perfect for display or any collection obviously de activated by condition as not complete but could well be restored to complete display condition with other parts being added on to it and comes with 2 x A5 laminated information cards.The machine gun was recovered near the Elsenborn Ridge in the Ardennes Forest from the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945 a very nice and totally rare find from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war. 

    The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge was the only sector of the American front lines during the Battle of the Bulge where the Germans failed to advance. The battle centered on Elsenborn Ridge east of Elsenborn, Belgium. In this region, Elsenborn Ridge marks the westernmost ridge of the Ardennes rising more than 600 meters above sea level; unlike the upland’s further north, east and south, it has been extensively logged for agriculture. West of Elsenborn Ridge, where the land descends in gentle hills down to the cities of Liège and Spa, was a vast array of Allied supplies and the well-developed road network leading to the Meuse River and Antwerp. The Germans planned on using two key rollbahns or routes through the area to seize Antwerp and force a separate peace with the United States and Britain. Capturing Monschau, the nearby village of Höfen, and the twin villages of Rocherath-Krinkelt just east of Elsenborn Ridge, were key to the success of the German plans, and Hitler committed his best armored units and infantry troops to the area, including the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.

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    WW2 German soldier wielding the MG42 [987x772] : MilitaryPorn

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