This is a Russian dshk heavy machine gun front shield battle damaged with a section missing ripped off by the impact of an explosion.The shield is in relic but solid condition it is rusty but a very rare find from the battlefield with blast impact dents and bent and has what looks like a bullet hole properly from a German heavy cannon of some sort maybe aircraft due to the size the plate still has original black paint remains and has been very nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and it comes with a A5 laminated information card.The shield was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin.A very nice rare relic from the famous Russian gun.
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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