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  • German soldier of the 1st parachute Army K98 rifle bolt, relic condition but complete recovered from a surrender pit near Hamburg from the battle that was fought in April-May 1945.

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    This is a German soldier of the 1st parachute Army K98 rifle bolt which is complete it is nice condition for a battlefield recovered relic .The bolt is pitted in some places deeper in others it is rusty but very solid and has cleaned up very well it is perfect for display or for any collection. The bolt was recovered from the site of a German surrender pit where the 1st parachute Army surrendered  near Hamburg from the battle that was fought in April-May 1945 against the British 8th Army.

    The Battle of Hamburg was one of the last battles during the war where the remaining troops of the German 1st parachute Army fought the British 8th Army for the control of Hamburg fought between 18 April and 3 May 1945. The 12th SS Regiment defended the outskirts of the city and then the British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army. By this time the 1st Parachute Army were a mix of SS, paratroopers, Valkssturm, along with regular Wehrmacht soldiers, supported by sailors, police, firemen and Hitler Youth. Other German units in the area including a tank destroyer battalion, a Hungarian SS unit and many panzerfaust anti-tank troops were still located in the woods south of Hamburg. British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army and finally captured the city and a lot of its defenders on the 3rd May 1945.

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    COLOR WW2 WWII Photo German Soldier Mauser K98 World War Two Germany / 2626  | eBay


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