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  • Rare German complete high explosive round 7.5cm stuk 40L/48 fired by Sturmgeschutz 3 assault gun or tank destroyer recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin

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    This is a rare complete high explosive round 7.5cm stuk 40L/48 fired by Sturmgeschutz 3 assault gun or tank destroyer .The shell is totally complete the projectile is in nice condition a bit better then relic there is no maker markings the nose cone screws in and out but not properly it will not screw right in the projectile also retains a lot of its original colour but is pitted and been partly over painted this is a steel made shell case with no original colour  it does have some rust holes and with a few small dents and knocks but nothing to bad on the bottom of the steel case which has non of its original markings that can be seen it is in nice condition for a battlefield recovered shell which is completely empty and inert and so rare to find. The round was recovered on the Seelow heights on the April 1945 battlefield the opening battle of Berlin. This shell comes with a A5 laminated information card.

    The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945). A pitched battle, it was one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of the Second World War. It was fought over three days, from 16–19 April 1945. Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front (including 78,556 soldiers of the Polish 1st Army), commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as the "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 soldiers of the German 9th Army commanded by General Theodor Busse, as part of the Army Group Vistula.

    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.

    World War II in Color: The German Gunners Load Ammunition in the ACS StuG  III