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This is a very rare nice and hard to find in this condition recovered German Anti Tank Tellermine 42 still in its carry crate the crate is in relic condition the hinge has broken but the lid still locks with one lock the other is very stiff it has rust holes and damage but nothing to bad it is not falling apart or braking up it does have some paintwork remains inside also has remains of its wooden holding brackets on the outside some sand colour paint remains .In the box is the mine the top section with its bottom plate and still complete with its pressure plate which does still move and some small remains of original dark green colour paintwork. The mine is completely empty and inert it still has its carry handle but has rust damage it is rusty and with a few rust holes as well the bottom plate is in similar condition with rust damage but both are still in nice and solid condition not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for any display or collection a nice example of this very famous mine recovered from the battlefield. The Tellermine was recovered inside an old German SS dugout in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of iconic battle history from the this most famous battle on the Eastern Front. The mine comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards.
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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German SS soldiers in the Demyansk Pocket