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  • German MG 34/42 machine gun Basket drum magazine remains recovered in village of Marinovka, defended by the 297th Infantry Division also RAD [Reich Labour Service] items as well, battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad

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    This is a German MG 34/42-50 round basket drum magazine remains it is not complete and in 3 parts. The drum which is in relic condition with some rust holes and rust damage but also still has some original black paint remains. The magazine which has non of the maker stamps can not be seen it does have a lot of rust and some dirt still attached it has been cleaned so is perfect for display or any collection and is very solid not braking up or crumbling and is still a very solid relic. The magazine was recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division also in the pit was RAD [Reich Labour Service] items as well all used during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad in Russia. The magazine comes with A5 laminated information card.

    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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    Photo] German soldier with MG42 machine gun, Caen, France, Jun 1944 | World  War II Database