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  • German steel shell case fired by PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank destroyer recovered from Seelow Heights 1945,Berlin

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    This is a German steel shell case fired by PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank destroyer .The shell case is steel made it is bent and partly squashed it is in relic but solid condition it has non of its maker markings that can be seen on the bottom it has no rust holes but does have some damage around the neck after being fired which has been very well cleaned it is perfect to display or any collection and is empty and inert .The shell case was recovered from the battlefield on the Seelow Heights in 1945 the opening battle for Berlin the shell case comes with a A5 laminated 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.

    7.62 cm PaK 36(r) auf Fgst. PzKpfw.II(F) (Sfl.) (Sd.Kfz. 132) 'Marder II' -Marder III - Wikipedia