WW1 German MG08 Ammunition Tin. Battlefield Recovered from the Somme.
This rare WW1 MG08 Ammunition Tin is a true Battlefield Survivor from World War 1.
It was recovered from the Somme area in Flanders.
It is in very good condition for its age (100 year +) all its catches work and lock down the lid well. Its top carry handle moves but has come loose on one side, also the bottom of the Tin has a few holes from where it was buried for over 100 years.
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These battlefield recovered ammunition tins do not come on the market very often.
It has been cleaned and treated with wax to preserve it.
A fantastic piece of WW1 History that was there.
The Maschinengewehr 08, or MG08, was the German Army's standard machine gun in World War I and is an adaptation of Hiram S. Maxim's original 1884 Maxim gun. It was produced in a number of variants during the war.
Battle of the Somme
The 1916 Somme offensive was one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the First World War (1914-18). The opening day of the attack, 1 July 1916, saw the British Army sustain 57,000 casualties, the bloodiest day in its history. The campaign finally ended in mid-November after an agonising five-month struggle that failed to secure a breakthrough.