This is a part of a group of items recovered in 2022 from an old German ammunition bunker site which was blown up by the Russians after it was captured this is why most of the items are battle-damaged. This is a very rare box to find not made in such large numbers as other ammunition boxes it is a German battle damaged near complete German ammunition box for 3.7cm shells fired by flak 18/36/37 anti aircraft gun it has a fair bit of original paintwork fairly clear to see but no maker markings that can be seen. The carry case which still has its lid attached but only just it has rotted it still has a lot of its original blue paintwork remains and red undercoat but has some rust damage and holes mostly down both sides it has partly ripped and bent with impact damage from an explosion and is complete with both of its carry handles still in place. The carry case is rusty but solid and has been very well cleaned but does still have some dirt inside it and it is in perfect condition for display or any collection and was recovered from a German ammunition storage bunker which on the information cards you can see what one of these bunkers looked like being made and the plans for one also on the cards are photographs of the recovery of some of the items as they were recovered from the bunker complex this year. The ammunition dump site around Udria was the location of multiple bunkers which were blown up by the Russian Army after capture. Originally used by SS artillery Regiment 11 of the 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Originally a rear area storage area for Narva itself, the battle of February-June 1944.This was also the rear area of the German Panther line from July until August 1944 it was part of the battlefield in front of the Tannenberg line on the Northern coast of Estonia from the Narva battlefield in Estonia. The item comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards with many pictures
The battle of Narva which was fought from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944 and there were SS and Wehrmacht units involved in the fighting. And which resulted in a rare German victory in 1944 holding off the soviet advance the bottom picture shows German soldiers fighting during the battle. The Battle of Narva took place from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944. This battle was fought between the German Army led by Johannes Friebner and Felix Stenier and the Soviet Union led by Loenid Govorov and Ivan Fedyuninsky. Basically, the only reason for this battle was Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin wanted the area around Narva (Estonia) for an air base and an entrance for the invasion of Prussia. However, things didn't go as Stalin planned. The German Army hit the Soviets fast and hard resulting in 480,000 casualties compared to Germany's 68,000. The German forces involved the battle were III SS (Germanic) Panzer Corps XXVI Army Corps XXXXIII Army Corps Eastern sector, coastal defence.
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