This is a unusual find from the battlefield a German General assault badge which is not complete and is very rusty. The badge which is in relic condition some of the markings can be seen but not that clear to see it is solid and has been well cleaned it does have a lot of damage possibly burnt in a fire and it has no pin on the back but a nice battlefield find perfect for display or any collection. The badge was recovered from on the Dom river the area from the battles of November- December 1942 outside Stalingrad in Russia.
The 4th Panzer Army which had in it units which included the 14th and 24th panzer Divisions and 92nd infantry Division was under the command of General Hermann Hoth it guarded the outside perimeter of Stalingrad while the 6th Army was engaged in the battle to capture the city. For over two months, the 6th Army was embroiled in vicious fighting in the city; though it was able to take over 90% of the city, it was unable to destroy the last pockets of resistance. On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched operation Uranus, a counter-offensive which encircled of the entire 6th Army the 4th Paer was fighting Russian forces outside the city during the whole of November and December and tried and failed to break the encirclement of Stalingrad in Operation winter storm in December 1942.
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