This is a Russian soldiers PPSH43 machine gun top section the actual whole part which the barrel and lower part connected to this is in semi-relic but is de activated by condition as it is still pitted and there is no moving parts or barrel.The machine gun part is in very nice solid condition it does have a number on the remains of the range site it has been very well cleaned the metal is pitted and rusty in places but overall nice condition relic it is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice condition find from the battlefield and a rare find in such nice condition.The machine gun part was recovered from the battlefield around the siege of Danzig fought in March 1945 in what was Germany then during in the last days of the Reich.The gun part comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The City of Danzig now modern day Gdansk. The Russian East Pomeranian Offensive started in February 1945 eventually Russian General Rokossovsky opened his final offensive on 15 March 1945; the main thrust, toward the coast at Zoppot between Gdingen and Danzig, being undertaken by the 70th and 49th Army advancing in parallel. The fighting was savage, but by 19 March 1945 the Soviet spearheads had reached the heights over Zoppot, while the 4th Panzer Division had been pushed back to the outskirts of Danzig itself. By 22 March 1945, the 70th Army reached the sea.Danzig finally fell on 30 March 1945, after which the remnants of the 2nd Army withdrew to the Vistula delta southeast of the city. According to Soviet claims, in the Battle of Danzig the Germans lost 39,000 soldiers dead and 10,000 captured.
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