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  • German soldiers wound badge in black medal fantastic condition semi-relic recovered in the Demyansk Pocket near Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942

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    This is an original German soldiers wound badge in black medal it is in very nice condition semi-relic really at worst it is fantastic condition on the front no damage at all really not relic it still retains all of its original black colour the markings and swastika very clear to see. This is a cracking condition medal for a battlefield relic on the back it does have a very small bit of damage on the back not as good as the front but is missing its pin the it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The medal was recovered from a German bunker in The Demyansk Pocket in Russia the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of iconic battle history from the this most famous battle on the Eastern Front.

    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.

    Image result for demyansk pocketImage result for ss totenkopf divisionOriginal German WW2 Nazi Black Wound Badge - Sally Antiques

    Troops fighting in the Demyansk Pocket and SS Totenkopf Division troops fighting in Russia

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