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This is a German large flare case with green dot stamped markings with some dents and knocks from use and being buried. The case with green dots around the bottom clear to see also has maker stamps on the bottom of it and it retains a lot of the original colour all clear to see it is in semi-relic condition it has been nicely cleaned but doe still have some mud attached but is perfect for display or any collection. The case was recovered in Carzig south of the Seelow Heights the area defended by Panzer grenadier division Kurmark in April 1945 during the battle on the Heights part of the opening battle for Berlin.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.