This is a nice glass framed display which is a German powder charge bag dated 1944 for 7.62cm PAKr anti-tank gun. The part still retains most of its original maker markings it was last packed on the 20th July 1944 it has been nicely cleaned and retains its original colour it has been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with information and pictures.The bag was recovered in German ammunition storage bunker used by 11th SS Panzer Division Nordland-the 1944 Narva Battle in Estonia, untouched until recovered in 2022.The frame is 9 inches by 12 inches in size.The German 7.62cm pak r anti-tank gun this designation was the captured Russian 76.2 mm zis 3 anti-tank gun. Which the Germans rebored the barrel to a larger size to use a pak 40 shell case along with the German made r projectile to give the gun more penetrating power against tanks.
The Battle of Narva took place from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944. Basically, the only reason for this battle was Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin wanted the area around Narva (Estonia) for an air base and an entrance for the invasion of Prussia. However, things didn't go as Stalin planned. The German Army hit the Soviets fast and hard resulting in 480,000 casualties compared to Germany's 68,000. The German forces involved the battle were III SS (Germanic) Panzer Corps XXVI Army Corps XXXXIII Army Corps Eastern sector, coastal defence. The 3rd (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps their order battle as of the 15th June 1944 was 103rd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion, SS Nordland Division also 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS 1st Estonian and 4th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Brigade Netherlands.
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