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This is a Fantastically rare item to find from the battlefield a German TNT explosive cardboard holder used in underground mines this small pouch is 5 inches long. The the cardboard pouch is very solid not braking up or falling apart no ink stamps can be seen but is so rare to find in such nice condition as it is cardboard which normally just rots away and falls apart the fact it has been buried for 100 years is amazing. The holder is completely empty and inert it has been cleaned out and lightly cleaned on the outside it is perfect for display or any collection it was recovered from an old German dugout around the battlefield at Passchendaele from the 1917 battle part of the third battle of Ypres. The item comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures and the first time i have ever had anything like this from the battlefield.
Passchendaele is small village five miles north-east of Ypres is the name by which the final stages of the Third Battle of Ypres is known. It is the name, along with the Somme, which has come to symbolise the Great War for many. The Third battle of Ypres was preceded by the attack on Messines ridge in June 1917. The main battle commenced on the 31st of July 1917, and stretched on until November the 10th, 1917.The final phase, the advance on Passchendaele, took place in October and November, the aim being to take the strategically important high ground of the Passchendaele ridge. The first battle of Passchendaele, on the 12th October, failed to take the village, and the second battle of Passchendaele lasted from the 26th of October until the 10th of November.