This is a Russian 76.2mm brass shell case blown apart base section fired by Zis 3 ant-tank gun.The case base does not retain its shiny original brass colour it has discoloured and is a bit rusty from being buried with clear jagged edges where the case has blown apart it still has some of its stamps and markings on the bottom of it not all of them and not clear to see but some are there it is in nice condition for a battlefield recovered fired case relic.The ant-tank gun 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.
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