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  • German carry crate remains for Gewehr Sprenggrante 30 anti personnel rifle grenades with sand camouflage paint remains, paper label dated 1943 recovered in village of Marinovka, defended by the 297th Infantry Division, battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad

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    This is a rare German carry crate for Gewehr Sprenggrante 30 anti personnel rifle grenades with some sand camouflage paint remains not a complete crate .The box is not complete it is missing its base, top lid and back panel but the wood is still solid still retains its original colour finnish especially being sand paintwork and has some of its original black stamped markings which can be seen on the side on the front there is the remains of its paper label but has some clear markings and dated last packed 1943 .The lock still works it is a bit scuffed and marked from use and does not have any wood worm it is still solid perfect for display and unusual to find with this paintwork it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The box was recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division also in the pit was RAD [Reich Labour Service] items as well all used during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad in Russia. The box part comes with A5 laminated information card.

    On June 10, 1942, the 297th division began crossing the Seversky Donets river by assault boat, constructing a bridge for other units, including the 14th Panzer Division. The division continued to make inroads around the black sea to take down the industrial city of Stalingrad. During the battle some units within the division were seen to construct caves which would later be transformed into a field hospital and an equipment storage room. The division fought in the ruined city until Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrender of the 6th Army in January 1943

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    30mm rifle grenade Gewehrgranatgerat / Schiessbecher