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  • German shell holding bracket dated 1935 in the 3 round wicker basket for the 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 infantry support gun recovered in the Demyansk Pocket near Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942

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    This is a German shell holding bracket in the 3 round wicker basket for the 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 infantry support gun which is rare to get in such nice condition with pre war date. The bracket which is maker marked and dated 1935 and still with some original paintwork on it the bracket is semi-relic at worst it is very solid with some light rust and has been very well cleaned and it is in perfect condition for display or any collection. The bracket was recovered from a German bunker in The Demyansk Pocket in Russia the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of iconic battle history from the this most famous battle on the Eastern Front.

    The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.

    German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.

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    German 3 shell carry case for the 7.5cm LE.IG 18 leichtes infantry support  gun with maker markings recovered from water in the area of Sochau near  Furstenfeld in Austria where on 12th

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