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This is a Russian 22 seconds percussion shrapnel shell fuse fired by 76.2mm field and mountain guns. The fuse is in very nice condition for over 100 years old recovered from the battlefield. The fuse retains a lot of original colours and markings with numbers fairly clear to see and has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection nice and solid Russian fuse and is a unusual find from the battlefield which has been recovered from the battlefield of Tannenberg August 1914 in East Prussia
Battle of Tannenberg, (August 26–30, 1914) fought in East Prussia (now Stębark, Poland ), that ended in a German victory over the Russians. The crushing defeat occurred barely a month into the conflict, but it became emblematic of the Russian Empire's experience in World War I.The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between Russian and German forces in the Great War. After invading German East Prussia, the Russian First and Second armies became separated.German forces then attacked one of the isolated armies and forced its retreat, killing and capturing tens of thousands in the process It was a crushing defeat for the Russians. In total, they lost around 250,000 men - an entire army - as well as vast amounts of military equipment.