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This is a very nice and hard to find in this condition recovered German Anti Tank Tellermine 42. This is the top section with its bottom plate and still complete with its pressure plate which does still move and some small remains of original dark green colour paintwork. The mine is completely empty and inert it still has its carry handle but has rust damage and has partly miss shaped it is rusty and with a few rust holes as well the bottom plate is in similar condition with rust damage but both are still in nice and solid condition not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for any display or collection a nice example of this very famous mine recovered from the battlefield. The Tellermine was recovered from site of a surrender pit dug by Allies after the German 1st parachute army surrendered near Hamburg from the battle that was fought and were large numbers of them surrendered in April - May 1945 in last days of the Reich in Germany. The mine comes with a A5 laminated information card with photograph.
The Battle of Hamburg was one of the last battles during the war where the remaining troops of the German 1st parachute Army fought the British 8th Army for the control of Hamburg fought between 18 April and 3 May 1945. The 12th SS Regiment defended the outskirts of the city and then the British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army.
By this time the 1st Parachute Army were a mix of SS, paratroopers, Valkssturm, along with regular Wehrmacht soldiers, supported by sailors, police, firemen and Hitler Youth. Other German units in the area including a tank destroyer battalion, a Hungarian SS unit and many panzerfaust anti-tank troops were still located in the woods south of Hamburg. British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance