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  • German battle damaged winterkette track link type 6 [B] July 1944 pattern used on a Panzerjager Hornisse[ Nashorn] recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin

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    This is a Rare find Battle damaged German track link type 6 [B] July1944 pattern made for the Panzerjager Hornisse or later known as a Nashorn tank destroyer chassis. The track link is in relic condition rusty but solid it has been damaged when the Nashorn was hit and destroyed the link it is missing the extra extension cleat which has blown off when the tank was hit also missing a pin hole section again ripped off in the middle pin hole section damaged. The link has been well used as the cleats are worn down but it still has lovely clear to see maker markings it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and is a rare pattern to find as they were not made in as large numbers as other patterns. This track link was recovered from a German Nashorn tank destroyer from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin .The link comes with a laminated A5 information card with pictures.

    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.


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