This is a very nice condition German soldiers Eastern Front medal which is in relic but still solid condition it still has its eagle and swastika in place which can be seen nice and clear on the back not so clear to see the markings but they are mostly there. The medal retains most of its original colour but is missing its ribbon loop but does still have stuck remains of ribbon to the back of the badge where they were buried together for so many years a cracking relic that has been very well cleaned it does have a bit of damage from being buried but is perfect for display or any collection.The medal was recovered from a large pit of German equipment buried on the Seelow Heights 1945 battlefield the opening battle for Berlin.A very nice relic from this famous battlefield in the last weeks of the war.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.
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