On August 14th 1944, Germans launched an anti partisan operation in the forest of Lorris , between Orleans and Montargis. Several convoys had been attacked and several hostages had been shot. A few SOE agents and 50 Resistants had been spotted in the forest. They even had a parachuted Jeep and several radios and even had a rescued American fighter pilot with them. When some of them were eventually surounded by the Germans, the men from the last escaping truck jumped from it with a machine gun, blew up the first German truck and fired like until their last bullets and were eventually killed. This cup was found by a kid , only a few weeks ago. He had no idea what it was , except it was a relic and sold it to me at a local fair (one mile from the battlefield) for one euro . It was old covered with earth and flat as a pancake (possibly a truck from the convoy had ran over it) . I managed to clean it and give its original shape back . Paintings and engravings are original. I have just gently unfolded the aluminium and washed it. The name on it is Brinckmann (or Bruckmann ) . Initials on the bottom are W. B. and the cup is a M1938 model.