This is an original German soldiers dog tag 9th Battery Artillery Regiment 31 they fought in France 1940 then in Barbarossa 1941, Kursk 1943 and Destroyed and dissolved in 1944.It is a complete zinc made tag with the markings fairly clear to see not all readable.This tag is in very nice solid condition for a relic the tag still retains its original colour with only some damage,some pitting and a bit of rust from being buried and slightly bent but is a cracking condition dog tag for a battlefield relic and is a great collectors piece.The tag came from a flea market in the Centre of Berlin from a local man selling some of his collection.A very nice tag from a unit that took part in a lot of the biggest battles on the Eastern front.
German Artillery Regiment 31 formed in October 1936 fought in the battle of France May 1940 as part of the 295th Infantry Division.Then they were part of the 131st infantry Division on 21st June 1941 for Operation Barbarrossa and were part of Army Group Centre for the whole of the Russian campaign including the battle for Moscow and in 1943 the battle of Kursk. They were dissolved in July 1944 after being destroyed in Operation Bagration which started in June 1944.
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