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In World War I, Field Marshal Foch, the Allied commander in chief, could not be found when a military conference was about to start. An officer friend said, "I think I know where he might be." Foch was found praying nearby at a bombed-out chapel. Abraham Lincoln once said, "I would be the greatest fool on earth if I did not realize that I could never satisfy the demands of the high office without the help of One who is greater and stronger than I am. General Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson and countless others in the Confederate Army were committed to personal prayer time daily .. "King David realized this truth too. Although he was a powerful king, he daily acknowledged his dependence on someone far greater and stronger than he was. Not only did King David begin each day depending on the Lord, but he waited expectantly throughout the day to see how God would work on his behalf.

When we don't pray, we quit the fight.
Prayer keeps the Christian's armor bright.
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.


WILLIAM COWPER

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RARE HISTORIC Ground Dug Battlefield Relic WW2 GERMAN Wehrmacht "Motorcycle Rear Fender with License Plate"
( Recovered STALINGRAD Battlefield )


Here is a wonderful original relic WW2 German Motorcycle Fender with License Plate still attached that was recovered historic Stalingrad. A Fantastic Display relic !The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943. It was among the largest on the Eastern Front and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million deaths. In its defeat, the crippling losses suffered by Germany's military proved to be insurmountable for the war. The battle was a turning point in the war, after which the German forces attained no further strategic victories in the East.The German offensive to capture Stalingrad commenced in late summer 1942, supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing which reduced much of the city to rubble. The German offensive eventually became bogged down in house-to-house fighting; and despite controlling over 90% of the city at times, the Wehrmacht was unable to dislodge the last Soviet defenders clinging tenaciously to the west bank of the Volga River.

$ 280









 

AWESOME PIECE OF HISTORY !! WW2 German Battlefield Found "Granetwerfer 34" 81mm mortar Case with original Camo Paint ! ( Recovered Historic Stalingrad ! )

Here is an incredible display relic from Stalingrad. A historic weapon ammo case for the WW2 German 8cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar shells. The 8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (sGrW 34) was an 81mm mortar used by the German Infantry during World War II. It consisted of three individual parts: barrel with breech piece, baseplate and bipod with attachment and slider with spindle screw, which could be assembled to form a complete launcher within a very short time. Thus, the German 81mm mortar could be ready to fire in three minutes. Firing was done very simply, by a bolt in the inner end of the barrel, into which the loader let the primed grenade slide from above. The Granatwerfer 34 was thus a muzzle-loader like the light 50mm mortar. Before being fired effectively, the 81mm-caliber mortar had to be settled in the ground by firing one or two grenades, so that the baseplate became stable. This "firing fast" was followed by homing in by means of "bracketing", with the first shot too far, the second too short, and the third on target. The primary charge (1st loading) was fired, followed depending on the range by up to four partial charges (2nd to 5th loadings), which were always attached to the end of the grenades, which had stabilizing fins. The charges were calculated by means of shot tables, and aiming was done with the RA 35 aiming apparatus. Thanks to the simple firing mechanism, firing in and bracketing could be followed by a high rate of fire, depending on the crew.
The schwere Granatwerfer 34 was straightforward in design and very well made. It was consequently very robust and could be broken down into three loads for manpack carrying; more men had to carry the ammunition. Despite its reputation there was nothing remarkable regarding the design of this German 80mm mortar. Much of the respect it gained as a weapon should instead have gone to the thoroughtraining and efficiency of the men who used it, for throughout the war the German mortar crews seemed always to have an edge over their rivals. They became experts at getting their sGrW 34s in and out of action rapidly and by careful use of plotting boards and other fire-control aids, they were able to obtain maximum accuracy from their fire.

$ 190










RARE WW2 "Battlefield Dug / Battle Damaged" RUSSIAN ARTILLERY ROUND Shell "Multiple Bullet Strikes"
( Recovered STALINGRAD )

Here is a chance to own a fantastic WW2 battlefield dug Russian Artillery Shell Casing that has wicked battle damage! Multiple Bullet strikes! The Shell casing was dug Historic Stalingrad an absolutely incredible relic! The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943. It was among the largest on the Eastern Front and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million deaths. In its defeat, the crippling losses suffered by Germany's military proved to be insurmountable for the war. The battle was a turning point in the war, after which the German forces attained no further strategic victories in the East.The German offensive to capture Stalingrad commenced in late summer 1942, supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing which reduced much of the city to rubble. The German offensive eventually became bogged down in house-to-house fighting; and despite controlling over 90% of the city at times, the Wehrmacht was unable to dislodge the last Soviet defenders clinging tenaciously to the west bank of the Volga River.

$ 170





HISTORIC RARE AND IMPORTANT ! WW2 US American M1 Infantry Soldier 'Fixed Bale' HELMET and MESS KNIFE -
( Recovered Battle of the Bulge / Ardennes )

Here is a rare chance to own spectacular Guaranteed Authentic Battlefield Dug lot of US "Battle Damaged" M1 Helmet Shell Fixed Bale and Marked Mess Kit Knife from the Bulge Battlefield ! I always sell these reluctantly as they are so hard to find anymore in any collection and I get chills at the historical significance of these artifacts and the sacrifice of these brave men.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the denselyforested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armored forces on the western front, and Germany was largely unable to replace them. German personnel, and later Luftwaffe aircraft (in the concluding stages of the engagement), also sustained heavy lossesIn the pre-dawn hours of 16 December, Pioneers and a battalion of Panzergrenadiers crossed the Our river in rubber boats in order to capture the village of Marnach. This was meant to clear the road from Dasburg towards Clerf and further towards Bastogne, but the soldiers of the US 28th Infantry Division entrenched there held the village stubbornly. Only in the evening, when Pioneers finished a 60-ton bridge, were the division’s tanks able to cross the Our and join the fight. The defenders were then slowly pushed back. In the morning hours of 17 December an advance guard reached the town of Clerf, less than two miles west of Marnach and headquarters of the US 110th Infantry Regiment. The advance guard was stopped by Shermans of the 707th Tank Battalion. They lost four Panzer IV tanks in the fight, but destroyed three Shermans in return. The defenders of Clerf were furthermore reinforced by a tank company of the US 9th Armored Division, but in the evening all the American Sherman tanks were either destroyed or forced to retreat. Clerf was finally captured. On 18 December what was left of the 110th Infantry Regiment was forced to withdraw to the west. However, the stiff resistance of the 28th Infantry Division had played havoc with the German timetable.

$ 280












RARE WW2 BATTLE DAMAGED "Battlefield Dug" TRENCH FOUND "Pierced by Bullet" RUSSIAN SNIPER ARMOR Complete Set ! Bullet Struck TWICE ! Shield Panel Body Armor"
( Recovered Historic STALINGRAD ! )

Here is a fantastic battlefield dug Russian SN-42 Body Armor both upper and lower Vital Organ section with wicked battle damage proving the uselessness of these shields. An incredible relic!
The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943. It was among the largest on the Eastern Front and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million deaths. In its defeat, the crippling losses suffered by Germany's military proved to be insurmountable for the war. The battle was a turning point in the war, after which the German forces attained no further strategic victories in the East.The German offensive to capture Stalingrad commenced in late summer 1942, supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing which reduced much of the city to rubble. The German offensive eventually became bogged down in house-to-house fighting; and despite controlling over 90% of the city at times, the Wehrmacht was unable to dislodge the last Soviet defenders clinging tenaciously to the west bank of the Volga River.

$360









RARE WW2 RUSSIAN Battlefield Dug PPS MACHINE GUN "DRUM MAGAZINE "Battle Damaged" ! ( Recovered Surrender Site of Army Group North KURLAND POCKET )

Here is a fantastic battlefield dug relic Russian WW2 PPS Machine Gun Drum Magazine that was excavated near the surrender site of Army Group North in Kurland Pocket Latvia. The pocket was created during the Red Army's Baltic Strategic Offensive Operation, when forces of the 1st Baltic Frontreached the Baltic Sea near Memel during its lesser Memel Offensive Operation phases. This action isolated the GermanArmy Group North (German: Heeresgruppe Nord) from the rest of the German forces between Tukums and Liepaja in Latvia. Renamed Army Group Courland (German: Heeresgruppe Kurland) on 25 January, the Army Group remained isolated until the end of the war. When they were ordered to surrender to the Soviet command on 8 May, they were in "blackout" and did not get the official order before 10 May, two days after the capitulation of Germany. It was one of the last German groups to surrender in Europe.

$ 98











RARE AND HISTORIC ARTIFACT ! German WWII Ground Dug RELIC " 7th Fallschirmjager " HELMET ! - ( Ground Dug near the NEVA RIVER - Eastern Front Campaign )

Here is as always a 100% original relic condition ground dug German Fallschirmjager helmet that was recovered along the Neva river. Here is a chance to own a rare relic at a fraction of the cost due to condition. These can reach prices in the high thousands ! I would prefer a battlefield example like this any day than a pristine helmet that possibly sat in storage and never "saw the elephant " In August 1941, the 7th Flieger returned to Germany. The invasion of the Soviet Union was now underway, but the Division would play no role during the first summer. The losses suffered in the Crete landings were made good with newly trained recruits, and by September 1941 the Division was back up to strength. On 24 September, the Division received orders to move to the Leningrad front in Russia.As in past campaigns, the élite 7th Flieger Division was again frequently to be used in Company and Battalion-strength units, patching up battle lines whenever the German defenders started to waver against Soviet attacks. This experience led the Paratroopers to name themselves "The Führer's Firemen".Beginning 29 September, the 1st and 3rd Regiments of the 7th Flieger Division joined the defense of the salient along the Neva River The battle continued into the winter, with units taking heavy losses during the conflict. Finally in mid-December the Division was relieved and returned to Germany.Meanwhile in November, the 2nd Regiment was deployed to the southern sector to participate in the defense against the Russian winter offensive. They remained on the front throughout the winter, suffering more from the difficult climatic conditions than from enemy actions. By March 1942, the 2nd Regiment was posted to the Volkhov front, to the southeast of Leningrad, defending against the fierce and continuing Russian attacks.When the 2nd Regiment was returned to Germany in June 1942, it was detached from the 7th Flieger Division and would form the nucleus of the German 2nd Parachute Division.The 7th Flieger Division was now recovering in Normandy France. To replace the 2nd Regiment, the 4th Parachute Regiment was raised. Later in the year, plans were made to use the division in the German summer offensive in Russia. However the operation was canceled, and the division was deployed in the Rzhev sector near Smolensk in October.Much of the winter months were spent patrolling and performing limited attacks along the front. The Battle of Stalingrad was underway, and Soviet attentions were focused on the southern part of the front. This situation changed in March 1943 when the Soviet army assaulted the divisional front. This attack was beaten back with heavy Russian losses. By May, the Division had returned to Germany, after being used to form the 1st Fallschirmjäger, or Parachute Division. The formation was then moved to Avignon, France for rest and refitting. Their brief respite came to an end in July, however, when the Allied forces landed in Sicily on 10 July.

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