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  • British 18 pounder shell case with all its markings dated 1916,primer dated June 1916 fantastic condition and rare date found on the famous Somme battlefield of 1916-1918 this would have been fired during prelude to 1st July attack

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    This is a British 18 pounder shell case which is in lovely condition still its original colour. The case is in fantastic condition nicely clean still retains its shiny brass colour with no damage not even much discolour but has a dent in one side even the inside is fairly clean and has all its original markings on the bottom of it including the date 19th December 1914 and on the primer it is dated June 1916 all clear to see defentatly fired during build up to 1st July attack. The case was found on the Somme a very nice condition this would have been fired during the prelude to the 1st July 1916 Somme offensive the famous Western front battle.

    18-pounder in action at Beaussart | NZHistory, New Zealand history online