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  • German soldiers mess tin dated 1941 with battle damage,bullet holes,nice condition relic recovered from the Demyansk Pocket south of Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield

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     This is a German soldiers mess tin dated 1941 on the side with multiple bullet holes,shrapnel hits and holes also has a lid with it not sure its the correct lid for it as it does not fit on due to being miss shaped.The tin is in semi-relic condition really very good condition overall with a lot of original colour and original green and black paintwork there is still some dirt and mucked attached from the recovery but not much at all on the lid there is also scratched in the German soldiers initials K W  very rare to find from the battlefield in such good condition with so much battle damage it is perfectly clean and in lovely condition.The mess tin was recovered from the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield.The Demyansk Pocket the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front and comes with a A5 laminated information card. 

    The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.

    German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.

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