This is a Rare German vehicle number plate which is in fantastic condition semi-relic at worst.The plate that has all of its aluminium made back plate it does still retain a lot of its original white paintwork and black painted letters fairly clear to see and retains a lot of original colour and paintwork on the back.The plate is rusty in places but does not have any rust holes it is in nice solid condition it has been well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and very rare to find in this good a condition from the battlefield.The number plate has been recovered 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.German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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