This is a World War 2 Russian soldiers SSH40 pattern steel helmet which is a nice relic but has been ripped apart with blast damage from an explosion a testament to the savage fighting that took place around the City.It was recovered from the area around the battle of Stalingrad from the very famous battle of 1942-1943. A very nice relic from this most famous off battles on the Eastern Front.
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians by air raids, it is often regarded as one of the single largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.7–2 million wounded, killed or captured) battles in the history of warfare. German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.
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Russian soldiers in Stalingrad
Russian soldiers SSH40 pattern helmet ripped apart with blast damage from an explosion recovered from Stalingrad in Russia