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  • German Army M42 steel helmet with green paintwork remains used by soldier of 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 M42 helmet with green paintwork remains which is clear to see on one side of the helmet on the outside and has paintwork inside as well but has no leather liner. The helmet is rusty and pitted with some rust holes and damage all over very solid not braking up or falling apart at all it has been very well cleaned as is perfect for display or any collection. The helmet was used by a soldier in the 4th Panzer Army recovered from on the Dom river the area from the battles of November- December 1942 outside Stalingrad in Russia. The helmet comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with pictures.

    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.

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    Map Battle of Stalingrad-en.svgA Panzer IV and infantry of the 4th Panzer Army reach the  Stalingrad-Morozosvk railway outside Stalingrad, Aug. 1942. [1240 x 1530] :  TankPorn

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