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  • German soldiers cigarette tin with initials KR-dated 1938 Wehrmacht belonging to soldier in 297th I/D recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad

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    This is a very rare to find from the battlefield a German soldiers cigarette tin with the initials KR on the front and dated 1938 and Wehrmacht on the back of it. The tin still has very readable markings most can be seen pretty clear also with lots of its original gold colour which is a bit dirty from being buried it is in nice solid condition it is discoloured in places with some small amount of damage knocks and dents the hinge is broken but overall lovely condition the tin is 3 inches wide .The tin has been nicely cleaned and are perfect for display or any collection. The tin belonging to soldier in 297th Infantry Division was recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad in Russia. The tin comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards.

    On June 10, 1942, the 297th division began crossing the Seversky Donets river by assault boat, constructing a bridge for other units, including the 14th Panzer Division. The division continued to make inroads around the black sea to take down the industrial city of Stalingrad. During the battle some units within the division were seen to construct caves which would later be transformed into a field hospital and an equipment storage room. The division fought in the ruined city until Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrender of the 6th Army in January 1943

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