World War II French Trench Artillery Brass Shell Casing, Bulge Battle Dated 1944
Decorate a man’s office or a study display shelf with this pair of antique trench art shell vases commemorating the battle of the Bulge. Made of brass and dated 1944 on the bottom, the artillery shell casings feature the following engraved inscriptions: ” Souvenir de la Bataille des Ardennes 1944-1945″ to Marie Therese and Joseph. They are both signed by the artist “Mont”. Both WWI historical memorabilia items are in excellent condition with a rich patinated brass finish. The Battle of the Bulge (Bataille des Ardennes), also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was the last major German offensive Campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, towards the end of the war in Europe. The offensive was intended to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp and to split the Allied lines, allowing the Germans to encircle and destroy four Allied armies and force the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis powers’ favor. Measures: 14.5″ H.
|Dimensions||4.75" W x 4.75" D x 14.5" H|