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Battledamaged beautiful finds

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    M40 helmet, it have one bullet hole in back and I think it was smashed by some vehicle.
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    Quote by Inf Div 121 View Post
    M40 helmet, it have one bullet hole in back and I think it was smashed by some vehicle.
    Very impressive!

  3. #163

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    AWS 36 damage
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  4. #164

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    My favorite battledamaged relic.


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    Wow, I can see why.

    The bits broken off the blade clearly corresponds to the holes ripped in the scabbard.

    Imagine the bayonet on a Wehrmacht soldier, when it got hit - certainly food for thought.

    What a thought provoking relic...well, to me at least.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  6. #166

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    I agree awesome piece ,any history with it .cheers Raymond

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    A real Battle scarred combat item , from 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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    It was found near the river Emajõgi.I bought it.

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    The Tartu area thanks for the info !!
    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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    Quote by martiini View Post
    It was found near the river Emajõgi.I bought it.
    Awesome mate , im so jealous , a good buy , cheers Raymond

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