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  • German anti aircraft tripod leg for MG42 machine gun,nice condition relic recovered from the Demyansk Pocket south of Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield

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     This is a German anti aircraft tripod leg for MG42 machine gun.The leg is in relic condition but really very good condition overall with a lot of original colour and some original paintwork there is still some dirt and muck attached from the recovery but not much at all.The stand leg still has its brass fitting cog at the top and its extendable legat the bottom which has stuck and does not come out parts from this stand are very rare to find from the battlefield especially in such good condition as this stand was not issued in massive numbers this leg is a very nice condition relic perfect for display or any collection.The leg was recovered from the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield.The Demyansk Pocket the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front 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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