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Article about: Any thoughts please on this item.it appears to be a French Lebel round.many thanks..............Jake.

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    Any thoughts please on this item.it appears to be a French Lebel round.many thanks..............Jake.
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    With Regards Jake.

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    A lot of these were produced at the end of the great war as a minor industry, a nice item and one of the best of this type that I have seen as most are just plain. Ypres was known to the British Tommies as WIPERS. The BBC had a show about the Wipers Times last week, but I missed it. BBC History - The Wipers Times: the funny side of World War I
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That is really nice. While I have seen engraved bullet letter openers, I have never seen one with a gun on it like that (looks to be a French 75mm)

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    Interesting I have also never seen one with the cannon mostly the german ones are the ones you come across now and then interesting piece

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    The cannon is a nice touch. As said, most likely locally produced in the Ypres area post war for mementos and souvenirs. A truly terrible battle area-one in which even Hitler himself got gassed. A very nice find!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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