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  • German MG42 machine gun barrel section 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 very rare find from the battlefield a German MG42 machine gun remains which is not complete it is the barrel section which is in fantastic condition for a recovered relic .The part which is totally recognisable it  has no paintwork or colour that can be seen it is very rusty still very solid not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned and has come up very well it is perfect for display or any collection obviously de activated by condition as not complete. The part 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 gun part 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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