This is a Rare Czechoslovakian RG34 hand grenade made under occupation by the Germans for use in Wehrmacht which is empty and inert. The grenade which is complete with its brass ring clip it is in 2 halfs which slot in to each other perfectly. The grenade steel case which still retains some original colour but has mostly over painted black the outer case is a bit pitted with no rust holes it is in very nice condition the inside has some original parts and its original colour it is very solid not braking up a cracking condition relic that has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The grenade was recovered from the battlefield of the siege of Glogau in Silesia in 1945 the siege of the town of Glogau , which had been declared a fortress, began on February 11, 1945 and ended on April 1, 1945 with its capture .The grenade comes with A5 laminated information card.
The siege of the town of Glogau , which had been declared a fortress, began on February 11, 1945 and ended on April 1, 1945 with its capture. The total strength of the garrison of Glogau Fortress was 6,000 to 7,000 soldiers. Of these, however, only a maximum of 1,500 had war experience. Only a few anti-aircraft guns were available as artillery. The fortress commander was initially Colonel Schön. This fell on February 12, 1945. His successor was Colonel Jonas zu Eulenburg who won the Knights Cross of the Iron cross on the 22nd March 1945 for the defence of the fortress. On March 31, 1945, Soviet units entered the city. Heavy house-to-house fighting ensued. Finally, the district hall and other small bases in the city center were defended. The city was now divided into an eastern and a western defensive sector. A uniform management of the two areas was no longer possible because radio and wire connections were interrupted. As Soviet troops stood in front of the commander's post, Eulenburg reported: "The fortress is free, everyone acts as they see fit. Eulenburg.” While individual combat units then capitulated, around 800 men in three groups tried to break out of the siege. They were inadequately equipped with rifles, little ammunition, and a few rocket-propelled grenades. The eruption initially succeeded but only a few made it to the German lines. Most perished, like Colonel Eulenburg himself, or were taken prisoner of war.
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