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  • Russian 76.2mm brass shell case blown apart base section fired by Zis 3 ant-tank gun recovered from the Seelow Heights 1945 battle of Berlin

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    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.

    The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945). A pitched battle, it was one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of the Second World War. It was fought over three days, from 16–19 April 1945. Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front (including 78,556 soldiers of the Polish 1st Army), commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as the "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 soldiers of the German 9th Army commanded by General Theodor Busse, as part of the Army Group Vistula.

    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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    ZiS-3 (M1942) 76mm Anti-Tank (AT) Gun