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  • Group of 3 German 7.5cm Leichtes Infantry support gun shell cases all recovered in the same gun position on the on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin

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    This is a group of 3 German 7.5cm Leichtes Infantry support gun steel shell cases which have none of the original markings to be seen.The cases are in ok condition for a steel cases very rusty with a few small rust holes one has no primer they have been left in as found condition pretty much just lightly cleaned perfect to display or any collection. On the bases none of there original markings are clear to read but maybe with further cleaning they could be seen .This shell was used by the famous 7.5cm Leichtes Infantry support gun these cases were recovered from the same German gun position so properly fired by the same gun on the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.A very nice relic in pretty much as found condition from this famous battlefield.
    The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945). A pitched battle, it was one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of the Second World War. It was fought over three days, from 16–19 April 1945. Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front (including 78,556 soldiers of the Polish 1st Army), commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as the "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 soldiers of the German 9th Army commanded by General Theodor Busse, as part of the Army Group Vistula.

    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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