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  • German shell head with Russian shell case fired PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank destroyer it is in nice relic condition recovered from Kostrzyn the battlefield 1944-1945

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    This is a German shell head with Russian shell case fired PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank destroyer .The shell is near complete just missing its nose cone both the head and the case with no major damage and have some some original colours on the head also has the remains of a maker markings and on the bottom of the projectile some shiny original colour the brass shell case has some of its shiny original brass colour the shell has discoloured from being buried also with a few small dents and knocks and bit pitted but nothing to bad on the bottom of the brass case some of its stamps and markings can be seen including the date 1943 it is in very nice condition for a battlefield recovered shell which is completely empty and inert .The shell was recovered from Kostrzyn in Germany from the battlefield 1944-1945 in the last months of the war.

    Kostrzyn was an old, fortified city on the Oder River. It was an important location because of the road- and railway bridges across the Oder. In February 1945, the first troops of the 1st White-Russian army arrived here. Hitler declared the city as important defence point. The remaining German units of the 9th Army were under command of SS General Ferdinand von Sammern-Frankenegg. The German garrison, estimated at between 9,000 and 16,000 men and boys, in the small town on the eastern bank of the Oder River, some 70 kilometres east of Berlin. On January 25, by order of Adolf Hitler, Küstrin the German name for Kostrzyn had been made a Fortress Town, meaning that it was to be held to the last man and last bullet. The penalty for retreat was death. It was here that the prelude to the Battle of Berlin would take place. After heavy fighting General Ferdinand von Sammern-Frankenegg had to surrender the city, against his strict orders. At that time,


    7.62 cm PaK 36(r) auf Fgst. PzKpfw.II(F) (Sfl.) (Sd.Kfz. 132) 'Marder II' -Marder III - Wikipedia