This is a nice condition relic German Army soldiers steel belt buckle which is in very nice condition for a relic with its markings still fairly visible on the front and on the back fairly clear to see the eagle and swastika which are there on the back the back clip is there part has come away but is there separate. The buckle is in nice solid condition it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a unusual find from this battlefield and in this condition. The buckle was recovered from the forest outside of the town of Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border the area was attacked and captured by the German 5th Parachute Division on 16-18th December 1944 during the German offensive in the Ardennes Forest the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very nice and unusual relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.
German 5th Parachute Division was a fallschirmjager (paratroop) division in the German Luftwaffe it was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training. It contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.For the Ardennes offensive it was in the German 7th Army part of the 85th infantry Division attacking on the southern flank of the attack towards Luxembourg.
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