Relics from the Front Since 2010
  • German soldiers Aluminium belt buckle,dated 1937 de nazified on the front,fantastic on the back recovered in Sevastopol the battlefield of 1941-1942 in the Crimea the Germans last big victory in East

    £45.00
    Free Shipping!
    There is only 1 item left in stock.
    This is a German soldiers aluminium belt buckle which looks it may well have been de nazified on the front but the back is in fantastic condition.The buckle is in relic condition but very good condition for a relic lovely and solid and retains its original colour on the front as stated no markings on the back the eagle and swastika can be seen very clearly as can the maker mark and dated 1937 on the front the swastika has either been damaged or de nazified hard to tell which but looks like de nazified more so possibly a German prisoner who's buckle was taken de nazified and then lost in the battle.The back of the buckle is perfect it still retains its some original paintwork but does have some pitting and damage from being buried but is pretty much all there it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.The buckle was recovered in Sevastopol the battlefield of 1941-1942 in the Crimea the Germans last big victory in East.

    In late July 1941, Hitler ordered Army Group South to seize the Crimea as part of its operations to secure the Ukraine and the Donets Basin, in order to protect the vital Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti from Soviet air attack. After weeks of heavy fighting, the Germans breached the Soviet defenses and overran most of the Crimea. By November 1941 the only remaining Soviet foothold in the area was the heavily fortified naval base at Sevastopol.

    Operation Sturgeon Haul, the final assault on Sevastopol, was one of the very few joint service German operations of World War II, with two German corps and a Romanian corps supported by a huge artillery siege train on the 4th July 1942 Thirty thousand Soviets surrendered and in July itself a total of 90,000 prisoners were taken also 467 guns, 758 mortars, and 155 antitank guns captured. Two more Soviet armies were smashed and an estimated 50,000 of the enemy killed on the battlefield. Including civilians, Soviet casualties were about 250,000 for the entire siege.Despite Manstein’s efforts to spare his infantry and crush the defenders with overwhelming bombardment, official Eleventh Army losses numbered 4,337 dead, 1,591 missing, and 18,183 wounded. Actual casualties were probably much higher, up to 75,000. In addition, they had used up 46,700 tons of munitions and 20,000 tons of bombs.


    THIS ITEM IS FREE UK SHIPPING. FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, IT IS AT A REDUCED RATE. US REGULATIONS CURRENTLY PROHIBIT THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF VARIOUS GOODS AND SERVICES ORIGINATING FROM OR BEING SHIPPING TO CRIMEA. PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASE.

    German WW2 M42 to M43 Transitional Cap - Enlisted men and NCOs

    Reviews