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  • German electrical battery with paper label and some stamp markings dated 1937 recovered in the Demyansk Pocket near Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942

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    This is a German Army electrical battery which has a bakerite outer case which still retrains its original colour and is pretty much un damaged The connector on the side one is still there the case has no holes but the battery is full of water also on the side it still has maker markings with the dated 1937 and has all its markings on the paper label all pretty much clear to read but is missing its carry handle. The battery is in relic but solid condition but overall very good, nice condition for a recovered one it has been well cleaned and perfect for display or any collection. The battery was recovered from a German bunker in The Demyansk Pocket in Russia the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of iconic battle history from the this most famous battle on the Eastern Front.

    The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.

    German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.

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    Troops fighting in the Demyansk Pocket and SS Totenkopf Division troops fighting in Russia

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