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    I'm a part-time archaeologist, but have to pay the rent; A couple of days ago I was stripping ivy out of a hedge on the family farm........... wasn't even looking for finds......... but theres a bit of metal in the way of the bowsaw, waggle it out and stand there stunned for a moment:

    Half an M35 or 40 (rolled rim- one rivet is kind of still there, but can't tell if it's loose) German Helmet that someone dropped a grenade, or similar, in.

    Metal detecting in the field came up with the usual 'background level'of .303s and, on the far side under three beech trees, some grouped blanks and 'trick-shot-pennies' (bent and stretched by a bullet, but not splattered, so put on end of vertical rifle barrel- not used as target).

    General evidence of British soldiers messing about, or the old 'Weapons Safety Demo'?

    jim.
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    wow that must of been a good feeling when you found that what a great surprise

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    Do you think some one put the helmet ontop of a explosive device instead of somthing in it?

    I would imagine its quite rare to find a German helmet in a British hedge! Afterall, even back in the 1940's, the helmet must have been sought after as a collectors item by souvenir hunters etc.

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    What a remarkable find! Excellent.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    great find all i find in hedges are beer bottles and empty coke cans , rgds Dave

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    Wow what a find, just think if the Brits did that messing about then maybe they did it to more than one helmet. Give the area a good search you never know.
    It gets my vote for the best UK find this month.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    I will check my hedge this afternoon maybe i'm lucky too

    cheers,

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    Congratulations on an unusual find in your home soil.

    rgds, Ty

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    Oh wow ! You totally lucky bugger !

    I am very envious.

    Next time you go out to strip ivy out of one of the hedges please give me a shout

    Steve T

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    Incredible find. (Where's the "envy" smiley?!)

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    ...Next time you go out to strip ivy out of one of the hedges please give me a shout
    Steve, I imagine that an orderly (?) queue is forming at this very moment!

    Don

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