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  • Fantastic rare German Carboard Schumine Schuetzenmine M43(S) Anti-Personnel Mine with some original markings used by the German 20th Mountain Army Gebirgsjager recovered from a lake on the battlefield in Finnmark in Northern Norway 1944-1945.

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    This is a totally rare find from the battlefield a German Carboard Schumine Schuetzenmine M43(S) Anti-Personnel Mine. The mine is pretty much complete some of the outer paper is loose but still there it has some remains of its original black stamped markings fairly clear to see one the inside it is completely empty and inert does have its inside parts still in place. The cardboard its self is very solid not braking up or falling apart it retains a lot of original colour it has been lightly cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection the mine is 4- 5 inches wide. The mine was used by the German 20th Mountain Army Gebirgsjager recovered from a lake on the battlefield in Finnmark in Northern Norway liberated by the Russians in October 1944 which comes with a laminated A5 information card.

    The design of this mine was originally Swedish later adopted by the German army in 1943 as a minimum metal and low-cost manufacture of the mine which could be made in large numbers quickly. These were very effective and widely used in Scandinavia by the Wehrmacht during later part of the war.

    The Liberation of Finnmark was a military operation, lasting from 23 October 1944 until 26 April 1945, in which Soviet and Norwegian forces wrested away control of Finnmark, the northernmost county of Norway, from the German Army. It started with a Soviet offensive that liberated Kirkenes in October 1944. The Germans fought in the rest of Norway until they capitulated on 8 May, bringing a definite end to the conflict.

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