This is a Russian brass high explosive shell head fired by large size artillery guns this a exploded complete nose section from a shell which has ripped from the shell when fired there are no markings on it. The shell head still its lovely brass colour is in very nice condition for over 100 years old and tells the story of the battle the steel case nose cone which has exploded and flatten by the impact of being fired this large heavy head has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection nice and solid Russian head which is 10 inches wide and 4 inches tall in size.This head was recovered from the battlefield of Tannenberg August 1914 in East Prussia.
Battle of Tannenberg, (August 26–30, 1914) fought in East Prussia (now Stębark, Poland ), that ended in a German victory over the Russians. The crushing defeat occurred barely a month into the conflict, but it became emblematic of the Russian Empire's experience in World War I.The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between Russian and German forces in the Great War. After invading German East Prussia, the Russian First and Second armies became separated.German forces then attacked one of the isolated armies and forced its retreat, killing and capturing tens of thousands in the process It was a crushing defeat for the Russians. In total, they lost around 250,000 men - an entire army - as well as vast amounts of military equipment.
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