Description: Original German SS buckle from battlefield. buckle have bullet hole.
Buckle belonged to Charlemagne Division.
Found in this place:
March 6 1945
After having crossed Belgard, the men of the reserve regiment under Puaud and Bourmont command take advantage of the fog to cross a huge plain. Fog nevertheless dissipates itself very quickly. They are encircled. The column of Puaud is destroyed shortly after 8 a.m., left without ammunitions, by a Russian group of infantrymen and tanks. Oberfuhrer Puaud get a leg injury and disappear as well as of Bourmont, MIA forever. A former Waffen SS survivor of the plain relates:
"Some three thousand men were by a cold and rainy morning in a forest of pines, close to Belgard. Our group reached a plain covered with snow. The exhausted men walked in spin spaced of around fifteen meters. Suddenly, sun appeared, dissipating the mist and fire started. The Russians were there. Taken between two fires, the soldiers fell or attempted fleeing, one backward, one forward. Officers tried to muster their troops, but they fell. Russian shooting quickly concentrated. Rifles, machine guns, light canons, heavy canons, mortars took us for target, the snow flew, torn and darkened by the explosions. Too tired to run, too nervous to lie down, we walked without stopping shooting, relaying to carry the machine gun and. We managed to reach the forest. Looking behind me, I saw that the plain, white some instants earlier, became black. Enemy tanks and troops criss-crossed it, finishing off the wounded."
text from: http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nati...zoesische-nr-1
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