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  • Russian T34 tank turret roof armoured cover with green and white winter camouflage paintwork recovered from the Seelow Heights the April 1945 battle the opening battle for Berlin

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    This is a Russian T34 tank turret roof armoured cover of which there were 2 on the roof of a T34 Tank it is heavy solid rounded armoured plate which has battle damage to one edge which has slightly ripped off properly hit by a German shell blown clean off the tank.This rounded cover still with nice shiny weld on the edges is 17 inches across in size it is in relic but solid condition still with remains of green paintwork which has been over painted with white winter camouflage paintwork very rare to find.This is a solid armoured cover which is rusty but not braking up or flaky and has been very well cleaned up it is perfect for display or any collection.So very rare to get such a recognisable and large clean relic from the battlefield and is a very nice find and from such a famous eastern front battlefield.The armoured cover 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 with pictures.

    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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