I have been directed to this forum via WW2Talk.com as am trying to trace a seemingly unusual ammunition cartridge found in the Netherlands (see below).
Back story is that I have been researching 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during WW2 during which I have made contact with 2 Dutch residents of the village of Blitterswijck near Venray in the Netherlands who are also researching activity associated with the liberation of their village by 2RUR in November 1944.
The attached cartridges were found in a site recorded in the 2 RUR War Diary as being the location of a German machine gun position and to the uninitiated don’t appear to be standard ammunition cartridges?
Can anyone shed any light as to the the ammunition and what weapon(s) it might have been used for as may help to gain a better understanding of events.
- empty cartridge length: 63.77mm
- cartridge external diameter: 11.95mm
- cartridge internal diameter: 11.95mm
Sorry - only able to post one photo…