This is a Very rare early war 1st pattern male track link which is complete it does have some maker markings and dated 2nd October 1941 pretty clear to see but they are there but is overall a very nice example of this very hard to find track link which was only used in the very early part of the war. The track link which has some battle damage to the horn with a large impact hit and has one of its track pins attached it has been well used the link is in relic but solid condition it has been very well cleaned up but does still have some dirt attached it is perfect for display and a rare one for any collection and is a very nice bit of recognisable tank from the most famous Russian tank of the war. recovered from a tank destroyed in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow. German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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