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Trench art 38th Welsh Div shell case 1917

Article about: A pick up from the bay, trench art case with RE badge and Welsh dragon etching for 38th Welsh div, 5(V)th Corps, 3rd Army. The Battles of the Hindenburg Line 1918 The Battles of the Hindenbu

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    Default Trench art 38th Welsh Div shell case 1917

    A pick up from the bay, trench art case with RE badge and Welsh dragon etching for 38th Welsh div, 5(V)th Corps, 3rd Army.

    The Battles of the Hindenburg Line 1918

    The Battles of the Hindenburg Line

    12 September - 12 October 1918

    Phase: the Battle of Havrincourt, 12 September 1918

    Third Army (Byng)
    IV Corps (Harper)
    37th Division
    New Zealand Division.
    V Corps (Shute)
    17th (Northern) Division
    38th (Welsh) Division.
    VI Corps (Haldane)
    Guards Division
    2nd Division
    62nd (2nd West Riding) Division.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I assume this is a German shell case from Mai(Y) 1917, can anyone add any more detail?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes a German case from Mai 1917 ,nice looking piece

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    Excellent find Jerry i like it !!

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    Nice piece Jerry, there's a lot of work gone into that!

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    Very nice markings . Top score !

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    I assume this is a 7.7cm case, HL being the brass supplier Haniel Luege Dusseldorf and the 6 and the 27 being inspectors marks, the St being for a strengthened case. I vaguely remember this being already answered but perhaps not as its not and maybe it was another case.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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