This is a Russian KV-1 heavy tank battle-damaged track link with damage to some pin holes ripped apart in an explosion but does have its maker markings clear to see .The link it is rusty but solid and in nice condition a lovely example of a battlefield recovered link which has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. This track link was recovered from a tank that fought in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
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.
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