This is a unusual find from the battlefield a German General assault badge which is not complete missing its top section but the eagle and swastika are there. The badge which is in relic condition most of its markings can be seen very clear to see it is solid and has been well cleaned with its some of its original colour it is a nice battlefield find perfect for display or any collection. The badge was recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad in Russia.
On June 10, 1942, the 297th division began crossing the Seversky Donets river by assault boat, constructing a bridge for other units, including the 14th Panzer Division. The division continued to make inroads around the black sea to take down the industrial city of Stalingrad. During the battle some units within the division were seen to construct caves which would later be transformed into a field hospital and an equipment storage room. The division fought in the ruined city until Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrender of the 6th Army in January 1943
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