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Named canteen cup found at Battlefield

Discussion in 'Battlefield Relics' started by Skipper, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    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.




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    Very cool, Skipper. I don't collect, but that is a neat find.
     
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    Too bad I haven't taken a picture of it when it wa sall flat and dirty, but I really wanted to know whether it could be saved or not. This is a picture of it on a complete German canteen , so you can see the whole thing.


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    Great job getting the cup back into shape
     
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    I got it with back in shape with pices of wood from various sizes. The risk was to perforate the aluminium and /or to loose the paint, but patience is the key and I did a pretty good job, I was helped with the last details by a freidn who has better tools.
     

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