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IMPORTED AUTHENTIC WWII BATTLEFIELD
RECOVERED RELICS FROM EUROPE Terms
When we don't
pray, we quit the fight.
Here is a chance to own a historic and incredible artifact collection worthy of a museum collection dug from Bastogne. Perfect for shadow box displays! These were found with a metal detector near Bastogne. Panzer columns took the outlying villages and widely separated strongpoints in bitter fighting, and advanced to points near Bastogne within four days. The struggle for the villages and American strongpoints, plus transport confusion on the German side, slowed the attack sufficiently to allow the 101st Airborne Division (reinforced by elements from the 9th and 10th Armored Divisions) to reach Bastogne by truck on the morning of 19 December. The fierce defense of Bastogne, in which American paratroopers particularly distinguished themselves, made it impossible for the Germans to take the town with its important road junctions. The panzer columns swung past on either side, cutting off Bastogne on 20 December but failing to secure the vital crossroads. In the extreme south, Brandenberger's three infantry divisions were checked by divisions of the U.S. VIII Corps after an advance of 6.4 km (4 mi); that front was then firmly held. Only the 5th Parachute Division of Brandenberger's command was able to thrust forward 19 km (12 mi) on the inner flank to partially fulfill its assigned role. Eisenhower and his principal commanders realized by 17 December that the fighting in the Ardennes was a major offensive and not a local counterattack, and they ordered vast reinforcements to the area. Within a week 250,000 troops had been sent. General Gavin of the 82nd Airborne Division arrived on the scene first and ordered the 101st to hold Bastogne while the 82nd would take the more difficult task of facing the SS Panzer Divisions; it was also thrown into the battle north of the bulge, near Elsenborn Ridge.
$69 for all !
RARE WW2 "Battlefield Recovered /
Dug Battle Damaged " German "RARE "SILVER" AWARD"
CLOSE COMBAT BADGE" Relic Maker Marked
Here is a great rare artifact as only a
limited number of Silver Grade Awards were issued. A Battlefield Dug
"SILVER GRADE" AWARD from my personal collection, that is
complete with the crossbar and maker marked. In the middle of October
1944, about 500,000 soldiers -- 32 German divisions and the 20,000
men of the Latvian Nineteenth Division of the Waffen–SS -- were
cut off from the rest of the German army and encircled. To the east
and the south was the Soviet army, to the north and the west -- the
Baltic Sea. The Latvians called it Kurzemes katls, the Kurland kettle;
the Germans called it Festung Kurland, Fortress Kurland. For the Nineteenth
Division Kurland was truly the last stand. They took part in six major
battles between October 12, 1944, and April 3, 1945. Together with
the German army units they on the whole held the front line, keeping
the Bolsheviks out of Kurland, until May 8, 1945, when Germany capitulated.
These soldiers remained undefeated until the final moments of the
war, im Felde unbesiegt, as the Germans say. In one of the last battles,
Captain Miervaldis Adamsons' company in a single 24-hour period repelled
seven attacks by the Russians, and after the battle the bodies of
400 fallen Soviet soldiers could be counted in front of the Latvians'
unconquered positions. The Soviet High Command asked the commanders
of the First and Second Baltic Fronts to take forceful action in Kurland,
in order to drive the enemy from the northern sector of the Baltic
Sea and free their units for more important positions on the Soviet-German
front. The first attempt occurred on October 16, 1944, but was stopped
in the area around Tukums. The next Soviet offensive took place on
October 27, but met with strong resistance from the outset and did
not result in any gains. November 20 saw another offensive, but the
Germans and Latvians stabilized their defensive line, utilizing favorable
geographic features. Equally unsuccessful were the final attempts
of the First and Second Baltic Front Armies to liquidate the German
Army Group "Kurland" in December of 1944 and February and
April of 1945. Soviet documents show that Stalin threw division after
division into the Kurland inferno, disregarding the appallingly high
losses. According to German estimates , the Soviet army lost 320,000
soldiers -- including those fallen, wounded, and taken prisoner --
and 2388 tanks, 659 planes, 900 cannons, and 1440 machine-guns
INCREDIBLE "BATTLE-DAMAGE" !
"Tooth-less TIGER" HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE German WW2 TIGER TANK
"Track Link TOOTH" DIRECT HIT "Blown-Off" !
Original tooth from Tiger I track link. The Kurland digger recovered this tank track link tooth, near a destroyed tank in positions of the 510th Heavy Panzer Division in Kurland Pocket. The 510th Heavy Panzer Battalion (German: schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 510, abbreviated s.Pz.Abt. 510) was a Germanheavy Panzer-Abteilung equipped with Tiger I and later Tiger II Königstiger tanks. The 510th saw action on the Eastern Front during the Second World WarThe 510th was formed June 1944; in July it was sent to Lithuania, where it fought in the Courland Pocket until the end of the war, attached to the 14 the Panzer Division. Elements of the battalion were evacuated from Courland and transferred to the Western Front, where they subsequently surrendered to the Western Allies. A battle group with the last 15 Tiger tanks was left behind in Courland, where it surrendered to the Red Army.
Another OUTSTANDING HISTORIC WW2 "ARTIFACT" FROM STALINGRAD out of my personal collection !! Battlefield Excavated "Nazi GERMAN REICH" Secret Message "ENIGMA MACHINE" Battle-Damaged ROTOR WHEEL Piece" with serial number still visible along with A PART of the ALPHABET Decoder Letters still inatct ! Bunker Found at Gumrak Airstrip - STALINGRAD
Here is a relic from my personal collection that is fantastic, historic and extremely collectible! The German "Field" Enigma Machine Rotar Wheel Relic that was battlefield excavated at a dug -out bunker site at the Gumrak Airfield in Stalingrad ! This impressive artifact is ghostly in appearance and historic as seen below in the Intelligence report. Although the German army, SS, police, and railway all used Enigma with similar procedures, it was the Luftwaffe (Air Force) that was the first and most fruitful source of Ultra intelligence during the war. The messages were decrypted in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park and turned into intelligence reports in Hut 3.The network code-named ‘Red’ at Bletchley Park was broken regularly and quickly from 22 May 1940 until the end of hostilities. Indeed, the Air Force section of Hut 3 expected the new day’s Enigma settings to have been established in Hut 6 by breakfast time. The relative ease of breaking this network’s settings was a product of plentiful cribs and frequent German operating mistakes. Luftwaffe chief Hermann Göring was known to use it for trivial communications, including informing squadron commanders to make sure the pilots he was going to decorate had been properly deloused. Such messages became known as "Göring funnies" to the staff at Bletchley Park.
After the surrender of the encircled German
forces in Stalingrad in early 1943 Enigma machines and documents plus
signals personnel fell into Soviet hands. According to the memoirs
of Admiral Golovko documents were retrieved from the sunken U-boat
639 in August 1943: ‘Submarine S-101, which sank U 639 and recovered
lists of call-signs and codes which made it possible to keep track
of enemy submarines throughout the Northern theatre. During the summer
’44 battles several German units were encircled and destroyed.
It is safe to assume that a lot of crypto material was lost.During
WWII their spy John Cairncross was able to infiltrate Bletchley Park
and he gave the Soviets copies of the documents that he had access
to. Some dealt with the Enigma. So it is certain that the Soviets
were able to solve Enigma messages thanks to compromised material
and the possibility that during the war they managed to retrieve the
daily Enigma settings cryptanalytically cannot be discounted. The
only way to know for sure is for the Russian government to give researchers
access to the wartime files of the NKVD 5th Department. Another way
is to look for information from other available sources. One such
source is the report ‘Russian signal intelligence 1941-45’
by Lt Col Fritz Neeb, head of evaluation for NAAS 2 (Signal Intelligence
Evaluation Center) of KONA 2 (Signals intelligence Regiment 2) assigned
to Army Group Centre in the Eastern Front. According to Neeb the Soviet
signals intelligence organization was as good as or better than the
Germans in traffic analysis and direction finding. However it doesn’t
seem like they were able to solve German Enigma traffic, at least
up to late 1942.In page 17 of his report he says that during the Stalingrad
battle a Soviet 5-figure message was decoded and it contained a signals
intelligence report. The report showed that the German units in the
area were correctly identified but there was a mistake in their numerical
designation. This would imply that the information came from sources
other than cryptanalysis since in German messages numbers had to be
JUST ARRIVED - THE ULTIMATE WWII
WEAPON ! - Eastern Front WWII BATTLEFIELD German PANZERFAUST/ FAUSTPATRONE-KLEIN
30" CONE ANTI-TANK Rocket WEAPON RELIC ( Recovered Kurland Pocket
) SIMPLY AWESOME ! Still retains ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS label and Camo
RARE WW2 "Battlefield Recovered /
Dug Battle Damaged " German "RARE "BRONZE" AWARD"
CLOSE COMBAT BADGE" Relic Maker Marked
Here is a great rare artifact as only a limited number of Gold and Silver were issued. A Battlefield Dug Bronze GRADE AWARD from my personal collection, that are beautiful complete with the crossbar and maker marked. In the middle of October 1944, about 500,000 soldiers -- 32 German divisions and the 20,000 men of the Latvian Nineteenth Division of the Waffen–SS -- were cut off from the rest of the German army and encircled. To the east and the south was the Soviet army, to the north and the west -- the Baltic Sea. The Latvians called it Kurzemes katls, the Kurland kettle; the Germans called it Festung Kurland, Fortress Kurland. For the Nineteenth Division Kurland was truly the last stand. They took part in six major battles between October 12, 1944, and April 3, 1945. Together with the German army units they on the whole held the front line, keeping the Bolsheviks out of Kurland, until May 8, 1945, when Germany capitulated. These soldiers remained undefeated until the final moments of the war, im Felde unbesiegt, as the Germans say. In one of the last battles, Captain Miervaldis Adamsons' company in a single 24-hour period repelled seven attacks by the Russians, and after the battle the bodies of 400 fallen Soviet soldiers could be counted in front of the Latvians' unconquered positions. The Soviet High Command asked the commanders of the First and Second Baltic Fronts to take forceful action in Kurland, in order to drive the enemy from the northern sector of the Baltic Sea and free their units for more important positions on the Soviet-German front. The first attempt occurred on October 16, 1944, but was stopped in the area around Tukums. The next Soviet offensive took place on October 27, but met with strong resistance from the outset and did not result in any gains. November 20 saw another offensive, but the Germans and Latvians stabilized their defensive line, utilizing favorable geographic features. Equally unsuccessful were the final attempts of the First and Second Baltic Front Armies to liquidate the German Army Group "Kurland" in December of 1944 and February and April of 1945. Soviet documents show that Stalin threw division after division into the Kurland inferno, disregarding the appallingly high losses. According to German estimates , the Soviet army lost 320,000 soldiers -- including those fallen, wounded, and taken prisoner -- and 2388 tanks, 659 planes, 900 cannons, and 1440 machine-guns
The award was bestowed in three classes:
In order to receive this distinguished decoration, all battles and their dates had to be officially documented by the battle commander, verified by the general in charge and authenticated by several divisions of the war department. It was possible that more than one close combat battle per day was fought and therefore recorded as a separate entity.An exemption was made if the soldier was wounded in battle so badly that his injuries precluded a return to the front. In such a case, the criteria were reduced to 10, 20 and 40 battles. The highest number of battles in combat recorded is listed at 84 by SS-Hauptscharführer Hermann Maringgele. The Gold Close Combat Clasp was often regarded in higher esteem than the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross by the German infantry. Of the roughly 18–20 million soldiers of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, 36,400 received the Bronze Class, 9,500 the Silver Class and only " 631 the Gold Class !
Here is a chance to own a fantastic rare
German WW2 Large Vehicle License Plate with inspection stamps with
RARE WW2 "Battlefield Dug" German "WEHRMACHT" RELIC "DKW" MOTORCYCLE and a RARE PANZER TANK Ignition KEY ! ( Recovered Historic STALINGRAD )
Here is a highly collectible original battlefield
dug German WW2 Motorcycle Key as well as a Rare German Armored Vehicle
Ignition Key from Stalingrad ! On June 22, 1941 Germany launched its
Operation Barbarossa, the 3-million-man invasion of the Soviet Union.
During the campaigns that followed they served a variety of functions
including chauffeur service for officers, delivering dispatches, even
hot meals, as scouting patrols, as point vehicles taking the brunt
of battle, sometimes as specially equipped tank destroyers. As with
all motorcyclists, there was a kinship among these soldiers who called
themselves "kradmelder." They rode exposed without the armor
plating of the Panzers, without the safety of hundreds of foot soldiers
beside them. Moving targets as it were. Sniper magnets. And then there
were mine fields, artillery fire, and strafing aircraft to contend
$ 160 for the pair !
RARE Lot of German LUFTWAFFE FLYING PERMITS - Ground Dug Relics - Recovered STALINGRAD POCKET
Here is an original pair of ground dug Luftwaffe Flying Permit Chits that were recovered Stlingrad. The permits allowed night flying only to prevent further loss of valuable aircraft. Because of the Soviet pincer attack, about 230,000 German and Romanian soldiers, as well as the Croatian 369th Reinforced Infantry Regiment and other volunteer subsidiary troops, found themselves trapped inside the resulting pocket. Inside the pocket (German: kessel) there also were the surviving Soviet civilians—around 10,000, and several thousand Soviet soldiers the Germans had taken captive during the battle. Not all German soldiers from Sixth Army were trapped; 50,000 were brushed aside outside the pocket. The encircling Red Army units immediately formed two defensive fronts: a circumvallation facing inward, to defend against any breakout attempt, and a contravallation facing outward, to defend against any relief attempt. The Sixth Army was the largest unit of this type in the world, almost twice as large as a regular German army. Also trapped in the pocket was a corps of the Fourth Panzer Army. It should have been clear that supplying the pocket by air was impossible -- the maximum 117.5 tons they could deliver a day was less than the 800 tons/day needed by the pocket. To supplement the limited number of Junkers Ju 52 transports, the Germans equipped aircraft wholly inadequate for the role, such as the bomber He-177 (some bombers performed adequately -- the Heinkel He-111 proved to be quite capable and was a lot faster than the Ju 52). But Hitler backed Göring's plan and reiterated his order of "no surrender" to his trapped armies.The air supply mission failed. Appalling weather conditions, technical failures, heavy Soviet anti-aircraft fire and fighter interceptions led to the loss of 488 German aircraft. The Luftwaffe failed to achieve even the maximum supply capacity of 117 tons that it was capable of. An average of 94 tons of supplies per day was delivered to the trapped German Army. Even then, it was often inadequate or unnecessary; one aircraft arrived with 20 tonnes of Vodka and summer uniforms, completely useless in their current situation. The transport aircraft that did land safely were used to evacuate technical specialists and sick or wounded men from the besieged enclave (some 42,000 were evacuated in all). The Sixth Army slowly starved. Pilots were shocked to find the troops assigned to offloading the planes too exhausted and hungry to unload food. General Zeitzler, moved by the troops' plight at Stalingrad, began to limit himself to their slim rations at meal times. After a few weeks of such a diet he'd grown so emaciated that Hitler, annoyed, personally ordered him to start eating regular meals again.The expense to the Transportgruppen was heavy. Some 266 Junkers Ju 52s were destroyed, one-third of the fleets strength on the Soviet-German front. The He 111 gruppen lost 165 aircraft in transport operations. Other losses included 42 Junkers Ju 86s, nine Fw 200 "Condors", five He 177 bombers and a single Ju 290. The Luftwaffe also lost close to 1,000 highly experienced bomber crew personnel.
5 for $70!
ITALY AT WAR BOOK ! My friend RUSS ARENDELL Has a COMPREHENSIVE Full-Color Reference Work Titled "ITALY at WAR" that entails all things ITALY including weapons, Photos, Military Equipment , and Ephemera ! No WW2 Relic Collector should be without this Beautiful Reference Work !
PLEASE CONTACT: Russ Arendell directly
The hard-back relic book "Die Ostfront" is finished and would make a wonderful Christmas gift ! The book is in full color, 400 pages of Italian, Romanian, German, Slovakian, Russian and Hungarian relics of the Eastern Front. Letters, weapons, battle-ground photos, personal items, food items, helmets, some cloth, medals, equipment, etc. will be pictured in full color. This is an unusual book and I believe will achieve instant collector status as it will be printed in relatively small numbers. Under 100 books certainly. This is not a book on pristine items. These are items that have been located in former fighting positions in Russia (Stalingrad, Kurland, Narva, Leningrad, etc.), Poland and in front of Berlin.Contact at email@example.com if you want to save and preorder this most unusual and collectible book. "Arditi Books" has published a number of books on Italian, German, Japanese militaria, Italian firearms and toy soldiers. They have all been well received and copies reside in many serious collections. Authors from the US, Italy, Germany, Australia and other nation's have contributed to Arditi Books in items and information.Prepay for the book is $95.00 (if you want it cheaper)...needs to arrive to me before Thanksgiving Day. The base price of the book is $100.00 and $15.00 shipping for a total of $115.00 within the US if you do not prepay. I will cover the $15.00 shipping within the US and will cover another $5.00 on the cover price for a total of $20.00 savings if one prepays before I send it to the printers. The book will be ready for Christmas presents before December 25th. More shipping for overseas. Please contact my friend Russ directly for orders at firstname.lastname@example.org
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RARE WW2 German 16. Armee TANK DESTRUCTION Badge RELIC with part of backing and original thread from KURLAND POCKET !
Here is a nice battlefield relic Tank Destruction Badge rough condition but extremely rare. This example still has part of its back plate and you can still see cloth arm patch threads behind the device. Dug out on positions of 16. Armee, found without soldier. Great item, will look great in any WW2 collection. Found on battlefield south of Frauenburg (Saldus) in burned down headquarters bunker among other awards. Seems that they were leaving in hurry and forgot awards and other items. Cleaned and prepared for collection. Like the previous days the major attack on 23 December took place south of Frauenburg where the 4th Assault Army with 119, 360, 357, 378, 145, 239, 306, 164 and 158 Rifle Divisions stormed against the HKL of 18th Army on both sides of Pampali. The frontline defended by 16th Army was attacked by the 10 Guard Army with 56, 65, 53, 85, 30, 29, 119 Rifle divisions and 7 Guard division and the 42 Army with 2, 268, 256 and 48 Rifle Divisions. The German soldiers defended themselves fuious against this numerical much stronger enemy and was able to hold their lines. The 205 Infantrie-Division repulsed the attack of three Rifle Divisions. The 16th Army along with the 18th Army was cut off in the Courland Peninsula when the Soviets launched their summer and autumn offensives of 1944. It stayed trapped there until the end of the war. After the war, 250,000 German troops trapped in the Courland Pocket were marched into captivity, many were never heard from again.
RARE Original Excavated WW2 German "ANTI-PARTISAN" BADGE AWARD with Part of a T-Bar Pinback Still attached ! ( Recovered POLAND )
Here is a cool battlefield relic, that
I was tempted not to part with. These Partisan Badge Awards are highly
collectible in any condition. This example was recovered with a broken
pin-back but a piece of it still remains. The hollow-back type is
RARE "Battle-Damaged" Relic WW2 German 5th WAFFEN-SS PANZER DIV. "WIKING" "PANTHER V TANK-TRACK LINKS" Destroyed by a Direct Hit 2 Sections of Track ! ( Recovered Radzymin, POLAND )
Here is a fantastic Battlefield found relic
German Panther Tank Track Link Section of 2 pieces that was recovered
Radzymin Battlefield in positions of the 5th SS Panzer.
After a brief period of rest and refit,
Wiking was sent to assist in the defence of Kovel. Gille's unit advanced
towards the town and began setting up a defensive perimeter, which
was soon encircled by the Red Army. The 2nd Battalion, SS Panzer Regiment
5 Wiking, equipped with newly arrived Panther tanks, along with the
3rd Battalion, SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Germania, well equipped
and up to strength, arrived at the front from Germany and began to
form a relief formation. After the relief force had established a
corridor to the trapped forces, the withdrawal began. Unlike the previous
encirclement at Korsun, Wiking managed to escape with most of its
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FANTASTIC FIND ! WW2 German PERSONAL ITEM ! Battlefield Dug German TRENCH ART "Shaving Brush" Made from a SHELL CASING and HORSETAIL ! Soldier Engraved "KIEV 1943" ( Recovered KIEV Battlefield in Positions of the 4th Panzer )
Here is a very cool dug item excavated
from Kiev. A German Shaving Brush made from a spent shell casing and
horesetail engraved with Kiev and 1943 ! The Second Battle of Kiev
was part of much wider Soviet offensive in Ukraine known as the Battle
of the Dnieper involved three strategic operations by the Soviet Red
Army, and one operational counterattack by the Wehrmacht which took
place between 3 October and 22 December 1943.
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