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    Here are some of the items a friend and I found on a trip. This was on my first outing with a metal detector

    I was quite happy with the result.
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    Last edited by Dimas; 01-08-2009 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Used outside pictures hosting, pictures re-uploaded to the forum

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    Great finds mate , with out being to nosey , could you tell us what battle feild , cheers Raymond

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    Hi Scout

    Thanks for sharing, those are interesting finds. I assume these pictures where taken in the Ardennes?


    Nick VR

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    very nice ,for a first day!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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    Thanks for the comments guys. You guys are not being nosey at all, Raymond: These pis are from Narva. Near the three hills where the germans held of a superior enemy for app. half a year at the end of WWII.

    As you can see there are amongst other things parts from russian tanks, a Sphagin PPSh and a Moisin Nagant Bayonet.

    Loads of rifle ammo, though most are in iron cases and thus rusted through. The few brass cases ones i found were german and were found at the site were elements of the 24. SS Regiment Danmark were dug in (see pic above)

    AFIK you have been there, Raymond?

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    Very great finds you got there, 24.SS regiment Danmark is from my home land and there is not mush reading stuff about them here, we only talk about the resistans in Denmark

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    By the condition and landscape looks to me the Tannenberg line, there is a special trench wire holders near the entrance to the bunker with sphere metal roof, exact place with that bunkers near the Lembitu farm....
    First picture are IL-2 37 mm gun shells

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    Please upload pictures to the forum. It is free and easy to do. See "FAQ" or the pinned thread in the helmets forum.

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    Just wondering did you burried the live ammo or what did you do with it

    Nice find's

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    Diemas, thanks for info about the Sthurmovik shells.

    About the location: We walked the three hills outside Narva but ofcourse only too see them. Everything on and around the three hills have been gone over countless times.

    What we did was go from the hills over the track and follow the route of the panzers led by Otto Carius. It was evident that altough locals and other people in the know had already been in the woods, it has not in any way been picked over like the area just around the hills.

    We spotted several other areas in the woods in another direction that quite clearly had not been searched like the more evident places.

    Eraser, We found way more ammo and grenades that is evident in the pics. Most rifle ammo is rusted through.

    We left it all in piles on the ground. Our plan is to come back and mark the piles of mortar rounds and grenades on a GPS and tell the Estonian authorities. The big mortar rounds need to be disposed properly.

    Does anybody have an idea about what the sheet of metal in pic number 16 from the top is?

    I am not sure, but could it be part of a primitive panzer schürzen/armor skirts for a Panzer? It was found not far from the route that Otto Carius' panzers took into the woods.

    How about the U-shaped piece of metal in pic number five from the bottom?

    Thanks in advance

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