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  • Russian T34 Tank commanders mark 4 periscope lens from the turret hatch recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin

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    This is a Russian T34 Tank commanders mark 4 periscope lens from the turret hatch which is complete and in very nice condition for a relic.The periscope lens the outer case has a lot of its original colour part of the outer case is cracked and loose from the main body the glass is broken but does have a chunk missing and cracks in it the outer casing does have some damage as well the lens has been very well cleaned and it is perfect for display or any collection.The periscope lens 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.

    The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945). A pitched battle, it was one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of the Second World War. It was fought over three days, from 16–19 April 1945. Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front (including 78,556 soldiers of the Polish 1st Army), commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as the "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 soldiers of the German 9th Army commanded by General Theodor Busse, as part of the Army Group Vistula.

    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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