Relics from the Front Since 2010
  • Russian 45mm anti-tank gun brass shell case and 76.2mm brass shell fired by Zis 3 ant-tank gun case both blown apart base sections recovered from the Seelow Heights 1945 battle of Berlin

    Free Shipping!
    There is only 1 item left in stock.


    This is a pair of Russian 76.2mm brass shell case blown apart base section fired by Zis 3 ant-tank gun and 45mm anti-tank gun brass shell case blown apart section .The case bases do not retain theree shiny original brass colour thy have discoloured and is a bit rusty from being buried with clear jagged edges where the cases have blown apart there is still has some stamps and markings on the bottom of one of them not clear to see but some are there they are in nice condition for battlefield recovered fired case relics. The cases were recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.

    The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945). A pitched battle, it was one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of the Second World War. It was fought over three days, from 16–19 April 1945. Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front (including 78,556 soldiers of the Polish 1st Army), commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as the "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 soldiers of the German 9th Army commanded by General Theodor Busse, as part of the Army Group Vistula.

    This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.

    The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.

    ZiS-3 (M1942) 76mm Anti-Tank (AT) Gun