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  • Very rare Russian 37mm complete round in brass case dated 1942 lovely condition fired by 37mm M1939 automatic air defence cannon recovered from the battlefield of the siege of Glogau in Silesia in 1945.

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    This is a rare find from the battlefield a complete Russian 37mm round in its brass case dated 1942 lovely condition fired by 37mm M1939 automatic air defence cannon fantastic condition example. The projectile still retains some original colours and stripes apart in to 3 parts very easily and comes out of the case as well. On the bottom of the case it has most of its original markings partly clear to see and has faint remains of ink stamp on the side it does not look relic its is in lovely condition it has been very well cleaned and overall lovely condition .The case is complete and retains its original brass colour but is partly discoloured not sure if it has been buried because of its lovely condition it is cracking example perfect for display or any collection. The round 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 shell 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.

    Soviet artillery, team of the 37-mm anti-aircraft cannon 70-K in winter  uniforms