This is a track link which is complete and has been very well used it does not have any real damage at all and overall a nice example of this famous track link and does have some remains of paintwork clear to see red undercoat and a little bit of green. The track link is in relic but solid condition it has been very well cleaned up but does still have some dirt attached it is perfect for display or any collection and is a very nice bit of recognisable tank from one of the most famous Russian tanks of the war. The track link was recovered from near Kaunas in Lithuania from Battles around the City in August 1944 during the Russian offensive in Operation Bagration. The track link which comes with a laminated A5 information card with picture.
Operation Bagration which cleared German forces from the Belorussian USSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19 August 1944. The operation resulted in the almost complete destruction of an entire German army group, with the loss of Army group centre’s Fourth Army, Third panzer Army and Ninth Army. The Kaunas Offensive covered the operations of Chernyakhovsky's 3rd Belorussian front from 28 July to 28 August, towards the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, subsequent to their completion of the offensive against Vilnius. By 30 July all Wehrmacht resistance on the approaches to the Neman River had retreated or been annihilated. Two days later the city of Kaunas was under Soviet control.
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