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  • German wound badge in Gold in its issue box,fantastic condition and very rare relic recovered from the Demyansk Pocket Battlefield in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield

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    This is a very rare find from the battlefield a German wound badge in Gold still in its issue box.The medal has lost a lot of its colour but does still have some remains of gold down one edge its still has its swastika clear to see and its gold back pin still attached the medal is in relic but solid condition.The black cardboard issue box which retains its shape also the inside holder for the medal the cardboard is dry and very solid not braking up at all unbelievable rare to find battlefield recovered. The box and medal were found in an old German dugout that is how come they have survived so well they were recovered from the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of very rare history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front in the Russian motherland.This item comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with photo.

    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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