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  • This is a captured and re used by the Germans, waffen stamped fantastic condition French percussion fuse 24/31 m1899 high explosive fuse used in pak 37/98 anti tank gun empty inert recovered from the battlefield of the siege of Glogau in Silesia in 1945.

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    This is a captured and re used by the Germans this one is actually German made in fantastic condition French percussion fuse 24/31 m1899 high explosive fuse used in pak 37/98 anti tank gun. The fuse still with lots of original colour and is in very nice condition it does have some damage to the tip it is maker marked and waffen stamped. The fuse still retains lots of its original brass colour and has been very well cleaned and is a lovely example of this French fuse and very rare to find a German made one. The fuse 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 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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