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  • Very rare German iron cross 2nd class medal very nice condition relic worn by soldier of Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered in the Werbig area, Seelow heights this was defended by them, April 1945 battlefield

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    This is a nice and very rare find from the battlefield as the soldiers only wore them the day they were awarded a German iron cross 2nd class badge awarded to German soldier of Panzer Division Muncheberg on the 1945 battlefield. The badge is near complete it is in relic condition but very solid it has discoloured partly it has been partly cleaned it would clean up more with effort the markings are partly visible you can see the swastika but not completely clear the badge is not complete but is complete with its top loop and a lovely battlefield find perfect for display or any collection.  The medal was probably awarded to a soldier of Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered from an old German Slip trench in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them during the April 1945 battlefield. This medal is part of a group of relics recovered a few years ago and been in private collection ever since available for the first time outside Germany.

    Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.

    The Müncheberg Division received several Panther tank type G equipped with Sperber infrared(IR) systems, as well as a company of Panzergrenadiers equipped with Sperber IR systems. The division received several of the superheavy Jagdtigers, as well as several King Tigers, and the last five Tiger 1 to be sent to the front. By 12 March the division's strength was 6,836 men. On 18 March the men from an infantry battalion of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler division were used to bolster the division's strength.

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