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MG 42 found in the positions of 5 Kp of Rgt Danmark

Article about: by 24dk Hi ! Im new on this forum, and found this old thread regarding MG42 of 5./24. I visited the museum in Sinimae in 2008. Could the described finding be the MG next to the wall on my ph

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    How do these artifacts get so deep in the ground?

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    Quote by peanut View Post
    How do these artifacts get so deep in the ground?
    Hi Peanut.

    There are a few explanations for the depth that they are found at, the obvious ones being that they are in the bottom of old shell craters or in the remains of old trench/defensive positions that have collapsed in over time, possibly even backfilled and whatever was at the bottom got covered over.
    The area could also have been marshland, boggy etc at the time of "loss" and the stuff has gradually sunk over time, remember, we are talking about a 60> 70 years time span.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    They ae sure backfilled
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Indeed all the trenches are backfilled , i've seen the MG 42 and it's a nice piece of Narva History.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    That's a great find, I haven't found an mg42, yet...

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    5th company Regiment 24 Danmark 5 ss Wiking, thats an awesome find.

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    Danmark was part of the 11th SS Panzer Grenadier Divison " Nordland ".

    Wiking was never in combat at the Narva Front.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    24dk
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    Hi !
    Im new on this forum, and found this old thread regarding MG42 of 5./24.
    I visited the museum in Sinimae in 2008.
    Could the described finding be the MG next to the wall on my photo?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture mgs.jpg  

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    Welcome to the forum , the MG42 from 5 Kompanie positions wasn't recovered until 2010.

    regards

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I bet that springs are still working. I had a chance to see burned mg42 with working springs.

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