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This is a rare Austro-Hungarian 75mm brass shell case fired by Skoda 75mm M15 mountain gun This case which is in nice condition still retain's its brass colour but is dirty and stained and has a dent in one side the case has most of its original markings on the bottom of it including the date May 1914 partly clear to see it is in overall very nice condition and a rare example of this hard to find case .The case was recovered from the battlefield of 1914-1915 around the siege of Przemyśl which was the longest siege in World War 1.
The siege of Przemyśl was the longest siege in Europe during the first world war The siege was a crushing defeat for the Autro Hungarian Army against the Russian Army. Przemysl was a fortress-town and stronghold on the river San in what is now southeastern Poland. The siege of Przemyśl began on 16 September 1914 and was briefly suspended on 11 October, due to an Austro-Hungarian offensive. The siege resumed again on 9 November and the Austro-Hungarian garrison surrendered on 22 March 1915, after holding out for a total of 133 days. By the end of October 1914 the German and Austro-Hungarian armies were retreating west after their reversals in the Battle of the Vistula River. On 4 November, civilians were ordered to leave Przemyśl. On 10 November, the second siege started. The Russian 11th Army surrounded the Town trapping the German and Autro Hungarian troops until the 22nd March 1915, when the remaining troops left in the garrison of 117,000 German and Autro Hungarian soldiers surrendered to the Russians. Among the captured were nine generals, ninety-three senior staff officers and 2,500 other officers.