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  • German aluminium tent peg dated 1940,maker marked used by soldiers of Panzer Grenadier Division used by the 4th Panzer Army recovered on the Dom river area from the battles of November- December 1942 outside Stalingrad

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    This is a German army issue tent peg which is maker marked and dated 1940 used by soldiers of Panzer Grenadier Division. The peg is in relic condition still its original colour still very solid they are not braking up or falling apart the peg has been pretty much been left in as found condition but has been lightly cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection. The peg 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.

    Map Battle of Stalingrad-en.svgGeneral Assault Badge (Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen) - RelicsWW2