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  • Russian RPG 40 anti-tank hand grenade with original green and black paintwork, lovely condition relic recovered from near Bialystok, Russian pocket of resistance in Poland in Operation Barbarossa June 1941

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    This is a very rare item recovered from the battlefield it is a Russian RPG 40 anti-tank hand grenade which empty and inert. This grenade is complete the handle unscrews from the case very easily like it should it does have some light rust all over but no rust holes it has a lot of its original green and black paintwork clear to see it is very solid not braking up it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The grenade was recovered from near Bialystok which was a Russian pocket of resistance in Poland during Operation Barbarossa June 1941 the German invasion of Russia. The grenade comes with a A5 laminated information card.

    The Battle of Białystok–Minsk was a German strategic operation conducted by the Army Group Centre under the command of Fedor Von Bock during the penetration of the Soviet border region in the opening stage of Operation Barbarossa lasting from 22 June to 3 July 1941. Its goal, the encirclement and destruction of the Red Army's Western Front forces around Bialystok and Minsk, was accomplished. All major Soviet counter-attacks and break-through attempts failed, and the defenders were defeated, allowing for the Wehrmacht to take many Soviet prisoners German losses were very light compared to the Russians. Bialystok is now in modern Day Poland.    

    ANTI-TANK GRENADES - Quartermaster Section