This is a very nice condition German soldiers half a Eastern Front medal which is in relic but still solid condition it still has the remains of its eagle and swastika in place which can be seen nice and clear on the back not so clear to see the markings but they are mostly there. The medal retains most of its original colour but is missing its ribbon but does have the loop still attached it has been very well cleaned it does have some damage from being buried it is missing a few small chunks and is marked but is still perfect for display or any collection and very rare medal to get from the battlefield. The medal was worn by soldier of Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered from an old German Slip trench in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them during the April 1945 battlefield. This medal is part of a group of relics recovered a few years ago and been in private collection ever since available for the first time outside Germany.
Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.
The Müncheberg Division received several Panther tank type G equipped with Sperber infrared(IR) systems, as well as a company of Panzergrenadiers equipped with Sperber IR systems. The division received several of the superheavy Jagdtigers, as well as several King Tigers, and the last five Tiger 1 to be sent to the front. By 12 March the division's strength was 6,836 men. On 18 March the men from an infantry battalion of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler division were used to bolster the division's strength.
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