I would just like to add that i fully understand where Bart is coming from. I did a lot of "digging" ion the Somme. going to places where the "tourist" would never go, and I would, and never will reveal the locations.
It took a long time of study to find locations that are still un touched, and believe me there still are!
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
I pride myself on the research I do on sites and have to say there is no-one I would tell where I have found my items, until I am satisfied I have got the majority of finds from the site !
I once agreed to swop information on sites with someone......and the information they gave me was not worth the information I gave them. Never again !
What are the artillery rounds in the last few pictures?
They are American 3" HE/AP shells as used by the M10 tank destroyer. Some still had the ballistic cap for improved AP capabilities.
I can understand that you are sesitive about divulging the location. After all it involves intensive research to find the right spots.
I have driven thousands of kilometres fraom Scandinavia to Narva with a friend to find some great spots. I have visited the three hills a few times. We found a lot of stuff and this was only possible after reading a good many books and doing a lot of research (most of done by my very friend who is heavy into research).
Thanks for posting
Sorry for the amount of pics. Dont want to hijack the thread but got a little carried away, as this is one of my favourite subjects.
Look forward to seeing more of your finds in the future.
The Saar region looks a bit more scenic than the region around The Three Hills
I know this is an old thread and all but when I saw the M1 Garand with its bolt open I got chills.. the guy was probably killed while reloading :l Good finds though
We will probably never know. The Garand was field stripped and dumped in a hole along with the German messtins, US canteen e.o. you see earlier in this post. It also has a stress crack in the chamber. Sadly I didn't have the time to search much in the region again. Been back only one time about two months ago for a short time and we found this one:
Maybe is was jammed so they just dumped it then..never will know but It looks like its made by Springfield armory though