This is a rubber tyre from a track wheel still with maker markings and numbers very clear to see.The rubber tyre is near complete but has ripped off the wheel and has a chunk missing properly in the battle when the half track was hit it is in relic but solid condition the rubber is not braking up at all and still retains its black colour it does have some dirt and muck attached still but has been well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and a rare find from the battlefield in this nice a condition.This tyre was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.A very nice relic from this famous battlefield in the last weeks of the war which comes with a laminated A5 information card.
This battle is often incorporated into the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. The Seelow Heights was where some of the most bitter fighting in the overall battle took place, but it was only one of several crossing points along the Oder and Neisse rivers where the Soviets attacked. The Battle of the Oder-Neisse was itself only the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin.
The result was the encirclement of the German 9th Army and the Battle of Halbe.
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