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    This is a German K98 rifle bayonet scabbard used by a soldier of the 1st parachute army.The scabbard is in relic but solid condition with no rust holes at all.The very rare bit is that the leather frog is still attached to it the leather is in fantastic condition and still retains all of its original black colour it is complete but broken down one edge the leather is solid not braking up or crumbling and is very stiff ware it has dried out the whole thing is in very good,nice condition for a recovered battlefield find nicely cleaned and perfect for display or any collection.The scabbard was recovered from site of a surrender pit dug by Allies after the German 1st parachute army surrendered near Hamburg from the battle that was fought and were large numbers of them surrendered in April - May 1945 in last days of the Reich in Germany.The scabbard comes with a A5 laminated information card with photograph.

    The Battle of Hamburg was one of the last battles during the war where the remaining troops of the German 1st parachute Army fought the British 8th Army for the control of Hamburg fought between 18 April and 3 May 1945. The 12th SS Regiment defended the outskirts of the city and then the British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army. By this time the 1st Parachute Army were a mix of SS, paratroopers, Valkssturm, along with regular Wehrmacht soldiers, supported by sailors, police, firemen and Hitler Youth. Other German units in the area including a tank destroyer battalion, a Hungarian SS unit and many panzerfaust anti-tank troops were still located in the woods south of Hamburg. British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army and finally captured the city and a lot of its defenders on the 3rd May 1945.

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    German soldiers of the 1st parachute Army in May 1945

    German Fallschirmjager soldier of the 1st parachute army K98 bayonet scabbard with its complete leather frog recovered near Hamburg from the battle that was fought and were large numbers of them surrendered in April - May 1945