This is a German soldiers complete dog tag which is for the 7th Protection company of the 272 infantry Regiment in the 93rd Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht. This is a aluminium made early war production tag this is the complete dog tag it is in very nice solid condition for a relic with its markings completely readable it still retains all of its original colour but it is a bit damaged from being buried it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice tag from this famous early war eastern front battlefield. The dog tag was recovered from the battlefields around Leningrad in Russia 1941-1943 battles around the encircled City. The tag comes from a very large private collection of dog tags recovered some many years ago from all over Europe from most of the fronts fought on by the German Army in World War 2.
Set up on September 18, 1939 as a regiment of the 5th wave on the Jüterbog military training area from contributions from the replacement troops for the 93rd infantry Division.At the beginning of the western campaign, the division remained in its positions and in June 1940 took part in the breakthrough through the Maginot Line to Epinal. After the French campaign, the division was on leave from August 26, 1940 to February 14, 1941, except for the main troops.After the division was recalled, the division was transferred to France as an occupation force. After the start of the Russian campaign, the division moved to the Eastern Front at the end of June / beginning of July 1941. The division marched over Wesenberg, Narwa and through the Luga position to Leningrad.From October 1941 to March 1942 the division was at the Oranienbaumer Kessel. In May 1942 the division moved to the Wolchow and Tigoda north of Lake Ilmen, where heavy trench warfare broke out. From August to November 1942, the division was then deployed on Lowat southwest of Cholm. From December 1942 to February 1943, fighting followed in the Velikiye Luki area. The division was then used for most of 1943 on the Lowat south of Cholm.
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