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  • German powder charge bags with maker markings,dated 18th July 1944 for 76.2mm pak [36]r anti tank gun shell recovered in ammunition storage bunker used by SS Nordland Division,1944 Narva Battle in Estonia, untouched until recovered in 2022+dig pictures

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    This is a part of a group of items recovered in 2022 from an old German ammunition bunker site which was blown up by the Russians after it was captured this is why most of the items are battle-damaged. This is a pair of German powder charge bags which is the main top bag and the small bottom bag still connected this bag is maker marked its self.The bags are fairly complete the top one with all its maker markings also dated 1944 with a clear packing date of 18th July 1944 very clear to see the bags are a bit stained and damaged from being buried in the shell but are still very solid not braking up or falling apart they have been lightly cleaned and are perfect for display or any collection such a unusual find from the battlefield to have survived this well they are perfect to display or and unbelievably rare one for any collection to get such complete charge bags.

    The powder charge bags from a shell was recovered from a German ammunition storage bunker which on the information cards you can see what one of these bunkers looked like being made and the plans for one also on the cards are photographs of the recovery of some of the items as they were recovered from the bunker complex this year. The ammunition dump site around Udria was the location of multiple bunkers which were blown up by the Russian Army after capture. Originally used by SS artillery Regiment 11 of the 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Originally a rear area storage area for Narva itself, the battle of February-June 1944.This was also the rear area of the German Panther line from July until August 1944 it was part of the battlefield in front of the Tannenberg line on the Northern coast of Estonia from the Narva battlefield in Estonia. The item comes with A5 laminated information cards with many pictures.

    The German 7.62cm pak [36]r anti-tank gun this designation was the captured Russian 76.2 mm zis 3 anti-tank gun. Which the Germans rebored the barrel to a larger size to use a pak 40 shell case along with the German made [36]r projectile to give the gun more penetrating power against tanks. 

    The Battle of Narva took place from February 2, 1944 - August 10, 1944. Basically, the only reason for this battle was Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin wanted the area around Narva (Estonia) for an air base and an entrance for the invasion of Prussia. However, things didn't go as Stalin planned. The German Army hit the Soviets fast and hard resulting in 480,000 casualties compared to Germany's 68,000. The German forces involved the battle were III SS (Germanic) Panzer Corps XXVI Army Corps XXXXIII Army Corps Eastern sector, coastal defence. The 3rd (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps their order battle as of the 15th June 1944 was 103rd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion, SS Nordland Division also 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS 1st Estonian and 4th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Brigade Netherlands.

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