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This is a Russian 45mm anti-tank gun brass shell case which has most of its markings on the bottom and dated 1944 petty clear to see the case is not not complete the top section has ripped off probably when it was fired. The case is not complete and does not retain its shiny original brass colour it has discoloured and is a bit rusty from being buried it is in very nice condition for a battlefield recovered case which has battle damage. The case was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.