Wehrmacht map case
Hi guys, thought I would share this map case that was given to me by a veteran about 10 years ago. The veteran served in a regiment (he said he couldn't remember which one - or perhaps he just didn't want to tell me?) and was captured in Normandy, on the 20th August 1944, in the Falaise Pocket.
After being captured he managed to keep hold of this and, during his time in a POW camp in the UK, he told me that he wrapped It up and buried it, so nobody would steal it! After being released he ended up marrying a local girl and settled in the UK. I've covered his name, which he wrote on the inside of the flap, with my camera lens cap (for privacy's sake, as he is still alive).
08-19-2013 08:08 PM
Good item and with an interesting story.
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Yes very nice Luftwaffe M37 mapcase...this brown chocolate leather has something special...
is there a L.B.A. stamped where the closure strap is sewn to the flap ?
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)