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IMPORTED AUTHENTIC WWII BATTLEFIELD
RECOVERED RELICS FROM EUROPE Terms
When we don't pray, we quit the fight.
EXTREMELY RARE WW2 German Battlefield Dug
Relic PANZER TANK Platoon COMMANDER " HEAD-PHONES " Communications
Head-Set ! ( Recovered Prochorovka / Kursk Battlefield )
INCREDIBLE BATTLE DAMAGE !! A Battlefield Dug German ARMY Wehrmacht SD / M35 HELMET ( Recovered Kharkov Battlefield EASTERN FRONT )
Here is a great display relic ! A battlefield
dug German WW2 Wehrmacht Helmet Battle Damaged with multiple strikes
! At the time of the counterattack, Manstein could count on the Fourth
Panzer Army, composed of XLVIII Panzer Corps, the SS Panzer Corps.
and the First Panzer Army, with the XL and LVII Panzer Corps. The
XLVIII Panzer Corps was composed of the 6th, 11th and 17th Panzer
Divisions, while the SS Panzer Corps was organized with the 1st SS,
2nd SS and 3rd SS Panzer Division.In early February, the combined
strength of the SS Panzer Corps was an estimated 20,000 soldiers.
The Fourth Panzer Army and the First Panzer Army were situated south
of the Red Army's bulge into German lines, with the First Panzer Army
to the east of the Fourth Panzer Army. The SS Panzer Corps was deployed
along the northern edge of the bulge, on the northern front of Army
Group South. The Germans were able to amass around 70,000 men against
the 210,000 Red Army soldiers. The German Wehrmacht was understrength,
especially after continuous operations between June 1942 and February
1943, to the point where Hitler appointed a committee made up of Field
Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Martin Bormann and Hans Lammers, to recruit
800,000 new able-bodied men—half of whom would come from "nonessential
industries".However, the effects of this recruitment were not
seen until around May 1943, when the German armed forces were at their
highest strength since the beginning of the war, with 9.5 million
personnel. By the start of 1943 Germany's armored forces had sustained
heavy casualties.It was unusual for a Panzer Division to field more
than 100 tanks, and most averaged only 70–80 serviceable tanks
at any given time. After the fighting around Kharkov, Heinz Guderian
embarked on a program to bring Germany's mechanized forces up to strength.
Despite his efforts, a German panzer division could only count on
an estimated 10,000–11,000 personnel, out of an authorized strength
of 13,000–17,000. Only by June did a panzer division begin to
field between 100–130 tanks each. SS divisions were normally
in better shape, with an estimated 150 tanks, a battalion of self-propelled
assault guns and enough half-tracks to motorize most of its infantry
and reconnaissance soldiers. and these had an authorized strength
of an estimated 19,000 personnel. At this time, the bulk of Germany's
armor was still composed of Panzer IIIs and Panzer IVs, although the
2nd SS Panzer Division had been outfitted with a number of Tiger I
tanks. The Fourth Panzer Army was commanded by General Hermann Hoth,
while the First Panzer Army fell under the leadership of General Eberhard
von Mackensen. The 6th, 11th and 17th Panzer Divisions were commanded
by Generals Walther von Hünersdorff, Hermann Balck and Fridolin
von Senger und Etterlin, respectively. The SS Panzer Corps was commanded
by General Paul Hausser, who also had the 3rd SS Panzer (Totenkopf)
Division under his command.
RARE and HISTORIC ! A WW2 Battlefield Dug RELIC German M35/SD NAZI WAFFEN-SS HELMET ID owner name on inner rim ( Recovered Kurland Pocket German Army Group North )
Here is a rarity that collectors scoop
up fast. A rare battlefield found good sized M35 SD WAFFEN-SS Helmet
Shell with painted ID on inner rim. This helmet was recovered at the
surrender site of Army Group North. The SS runes are distinctly visible
through the ground action with the helmet shell being solid.
RARE "Battlefield Dug" German Wehrmacht "121st Infanterie Division" "EAGLE KNIGHT" Zinc Badge !
Here is a very rare find ! A Battlefield dug relic German Wehrmacht "Eagle Knight" 121st Infantry Division Insignia Pin made of zinc with pinback still attached. The 121st was part of the 28th Corps of Army Group North. At the start of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, Courland, along with the rest of the Baltic, was overrun by Army Group North headed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb. In 1944, the Red Army lifted the siege of Leningrad and re-conquered the Baltic area along with much of Ukraine and Belarus. However, some 200,000 German troops held out in Courland. With their backs to the Baltic Sea. they were trapped in what became known as the Courland Pocket, blockaded by the Red Army and the Red Baltic Fleet. Colonel-General Heinz Guderian, the Chief of the German General Staff, insisted to Adolf Hitler that the troops in Courland should be evacuated by sea and used for the defense of Germany. Hitler refused, and ordered the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine forces in Courland to continue the defence of the area. Hitler believed them necessary to protect Kriegsmarine submarine bases along the Baltic coast. On January 15, 1945, Army Group Courland (Heeresgruppe Kurland) was formed under Colonel-General Dr. Lothar Rendulic The blockade by elements of the Leningrad Front remained until May 8, 1945, when the Army Group Courland, then under its last commander, Colonel-General Carl Hilpert, surrendered to Marshal Leonid Govorov, the commander of the Leningrad Front (reinforced by elements of the 2nd Baltic Front) on the Courland perimeter. At this time the group consisted of the remnants of some 31 divisions. After May 9, 1945, approximately 203,000 troops of Army Group Courland began moving to Soviet prison camps in the East. The majority of them never returned to Germany.
RARE AND HISTORIC ! WW2 Battlefield
Dug RELIC US 30th Division M1 Fixed Bale HELMET "Battle Damaged"
Here is a historic US archeology artifact. A Battlefield Dug US 30th Division M1 Helmet that was recovered St.Lo France. These are getting very difficult to get anymore and every collection should have a battlefield dug example ! The 30th Division was committed to its baptism of fire on 15 June 1944, in a sector previously occupied by the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, with its first headquarters being established at a point just one mile south of Isigny, after leaving Omaha Beach. A few small communities were liberated, the Vire et Taute Canal crossed, and the first town, St. Jean-de-Daye, was liberated on 7 July. The Battle for St. LO had begun seriously on 3 July, continuing on for the next few days with fierce hedgerow fighting. In preparation for this great decisive battle, the 30th Infantry Division was assigned the formidable task of taking the high ground, a ridge, just to the west of St. LO.This was accomplished by 20 July, and thus denied the Germans of their prime observation positions overlooking St. LO, which had been the major deterrent for the 29th Division to enter and liberate the City of St. LO.With St. LO liberated and in the hands of the 29th Infantry Division, the next major task for the 30th Infantry Division was to create a major breach in the German defensive line, running parallel to the St. LO - Periers highway. This was called "Operation Cobra". Reorganization had taken place during the short lull in the battle while pre-paring for Operation Cobra which included filling the ranks with new replacements, caused by the many casualties endured in the past month. Each individual and unit was re-supplied with additional equipment and ammunition, in anticipation of the expansion after the planned breakthrough.
Here is a chance to own specific relic that were excavated at Rocherath, Belgium in US 2nd Division Positions. Incredibly rare Battlefield Used !! US Morphine kit, and Medical Bottles, a US Helmet Shell, kit and canteen. All sold individually. In early December, the 2nd Infantry Division was assigned to capture a vital crossroads marked by a customs house and a forester’s lodge named Wahlerscheid, at the southern tip of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. They transitioned through the 99th division's lines and after a deadly, costly battle, captured the crossroads. But the Germans counterattacked in what the Americans initially thought was a localized spoiling action, but was actually a leading element of the Battle of the Bulge. The 2nd ID consolidated their lines, pulling back into Hünningen, and then to the twin villages of Rocherath-Krinkelt, and finally at the dug-in positions held by the 99th ID at Elsenborn Ridge. In a fierce battle lasting 10 days, the American and German lines were often confused. During the first three days, the battle was for the twin villages of Rocherath-Krinkelt, during which American G.I.s were at times isolated in individual buildings surrounded by German armor. Attacking Elsenborn Ridge itself, the Germans, although superior in numbers, were stopped by the Americans' well-prepared and deeply dug-in defensive positions. General Robertson's plan for moving his 2d Division south was to "skin the cat," pulling the most advanced battalions in the Wahlerscheid sector back through the others. In addition to the main supply road, a part of the division could use the secondary route running more or less parallel to the Wahlerscheid road until the two met at a fork about a mile north of Rocherath.The 395th Infantry was in the woods east of the northernmost section of the 2d Division withdrawal route and would provide cover for the first stage of the tricky move parallel to and close behind the rapidly deteriorating front. Then too the enemy at the Wahlerscheid road junction seemed hardly strong or aggressive enough to make even a daylight disengagement difficult.The danger zone would be the twin villages. Roads from the east led into Rocherath and Krinkelt. And, to the east, as information from the 99th Division rifle battalions warned, the Germans had made a deep penetration and were liable at any moment to come bursting out of the forest. Rocherath and Krinkelt had to be held if the 2d Division was to reach the Elsenborn position intact and with its heavy weapons and vehicles. The 99th Division had long since thrown its last reserve into the battle; therefore the 2d Division (with the attached 395th) alone had to provide for the defense of this endangered sector of the corridor south. The leading company, now alone, entered Rocherath at dusk but found no guides and marched on through the next village until met by bullet fire. Twice the company doubled back on its trail until finally found by the battalion executive and directed to the proper position. Company B arriving about 2130, moved in on the left of Company A but was still on the surface (not having had time to entrench) when German tanks and infantry struck from the northeast at Krinkelt. Company A, well dug in and with all its weapons emplaced, let the tanks roll past and then took on the infantry. Its neighbor, Company B, exposed and without its supporting weapons, was riddled, only one platoon managing to escape. The Company B survivors, joined by what was left of Company C, fell back to the regimental command post in Rocherath and joined the antitank company in the street fight raging there.Back at Krinkelt three German tanks with infantry clinging to their decks got into the eastern streets: with this foothold won more Germans appeared as the night went on. The fight for Krinkelt surged back and forth, building to building, hedgerow to hedgerow. Men on both sides were captured and recaptured as the tide of battle turned. A German attempt to seize the heavy-walled church on the northern edge of the village was beaten off by the reconnaissance company of the 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion, which had lost a platoon at Büllingen during the morning. The communications officer of the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 1st Lt. Jesse Morrow, knocked out a tank with only a rifle grenade. (Morrow later was awarded the DSC.) The situation in Krinkelt was further confused by retreating troops from the 99th Division, intermixed as they were with the infiltrating enemy. One German, using a captured American to give the password, got past two outposts, but a sentry finally killed both men. At midnight a column of 99th Infantry vehicles started pouring through the town and continued the rest of the night.At Rocherath, the Germans who had so boldly entered the village earlier in the evening destroyed three American tanks as these inched their way out of the village to help Company K of the 38th Infantry. Here too the fight was bitter and confused. At one time a battalion commander of the 38th was reported to have men from sixteen different companies fighting under his command. By midnight, however, the enemy tanks behind the American lines had been accounted for and the German infantrymen captured or killed. When the wild night of fighting drew to a close, the Americans still were in control of the two villages and the near sector of the Wahlerscheid withdrawal. Your chance to own a piece of WW2 US legendary history..
-"Historic Battlefield Used"
and dug relic MORPHINE Kit and Medical Bottles Lot - SOLD
FANTASTIC FIND ! Original WW2 RUSSIAN
IL- Fighter AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN Rounds "Battle-Damaged"
! ( Recovered Historic STALINGRAD )
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.
AWESOME and RARE and Highly Sought After ! Original WW2 METAL German RELIC "12th PANZER DIVISION" Wehrmacht Painted TROOP/Unit/Painted Designation ROAD SIGN Original ! 2- sided ! ( Recovered Kurland Pocket )
Here is a fantastic relic from my personal
collection ! The metal troop directional road sign "pointer"
was dug up at Courland Pocket and designates the rare "12th Panzer"
Division Wehrmacht that surrendered to the Russians with Army Group
North after being surrounded. The sign is in great condition and both
sides ! The division was formed from the 2nd Infantry Division, itself
formed in 1921. The division was motorised in 1936–37 and participated
in the invasions of Poland and France. It was reorganised as a Panzer
Division in October 1940. The 12th Panzer Division participated in
Operation Barbarossa, taking part in the drive towards Leningrad.
Suffering heavy casualties during the Soviet counter offensive in
the winter of 1941–42 the division was withdrawn to Estonia
for a refit. It remained with Army Group North for the most part of
the war except for a brief spell south while participating in the
battle of Kursk in July 1943 ad the following defensive operations
and retreat after the German failure. The division returned to the
northern sector in January 1944 but came to late play any role in
the unsuccessful German efforts to prevent the Siege of Leningrad
from being broken by the Red Army. It was eventually entrapped in
the Courland Pocket after the successful Soviet offensive in July
1944, Operation Bagration. It remained in Courland where it surrendered
to Soviet forces in May 1945.
RARE AND UNIQUE! WW2 "Battlefield-Dug" RELIC German M35 DD LUFTWAFFE Ground Force HELMET with Digger Inscription - ( Recovered Arnhem Battlefield June 1969 )
Here is a unique relic ! A Battlefield found Luftwaffe helmet from Arnhem. The helmet is a DD M35 with faint but visible remains of decals. The digger paint-tagged the helmet with provenance. The luftwaffe ground force helmets are even rarer to find that the SS. At Arnhem, the attack by the 1st Airborne had finally come to a halt through high casualties, low supplies and sheer exhaustion. More German armour and artillery was arriving by the hour, including the 208th Assault Brigade from Denmark and Flak Brigade 'Von Swoboda'. The German forces on either side of the British seemed unable to coordinate their attacks but 4th Parachute Brigade also found its route firmly blocked. At this point, Hackett began to pull his brigade back south of the railway line. The few Polish gliders that had flown to Arnhem dropped on their intended landing zone (the warning having failed to get through in time) and quickly found it to be in German hands. Needless to say, the Poles quickly regrouped and hastily made their way to join the British forces over to the west. Once again, only a fraction of the intended resupply reached the British despite almost 400 tons being dropped by sixty-three Dakotas and 100 Stirlings. At Arnhem itself, 2/Para was slowly being ground down by artillery and air attacks and issues such as protecting the wounded, ammunition, food and water had all become pressing. The Germans however still found their way blocked by the British who continued to hold out. The drive by XII Corps on the left flank had reached the Turnhout - Eindhoven Road but 53rd (Welsh) Division had exhausted itself doing so. 7th Armoured Division took over the Aart bridgehead while 15th (Scottish) Division passed through the 53rd next day. On the right flank, 3rd Division had almost reached Weert and 11th Armoured Division was moving towards Helmond. Pressure on 101st Airborne led Dempsey to assign another armoured battalion to Taylor from the 4th Armoured Brigade.
RARE AND HISTORIC ARTIFACT ! German
WWII Ground Dug RELIC " 7th Fallschirmjager " HELMET ! -
( Ground Dug near the NEVA RIVER - Eastern Front Campaign )