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  • Very Rare to find German mg 34/42 single ammunition tin with some white snow camouflage paint nice condition relic recovered from near Elsenborn Ridge in the Ardennes Forest from the battle of the bulge 1944-1945

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    This is a German mg 34/42 single ammunition tin which is in relic condition there is surface all over and some rust holes but not to many .The the lid still opens and closes the hinge is un broken the lock on the tin is still there but does not work properly but the rare bit is the remains of white paint the snow camouflage paintwork which is very clear to see in places it has been very well cleaned and the inside it is rusty and relic as well it is overall in lovely condition for a relic on the lid the handle has rusted solid as have the 2 side handles but a very nice example of this mg ammunition tin battlefield recovered especially with this paintwork. The tin was recovered from the woods 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 rare relic 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 centred 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 armoured units and infantry troops to the area, including the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.

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