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Demjansk Relic Collection

Article about: by Shadwellarmy Nice findings Lars! Especially the medal. Hope you'll make it to search around the spot where Schalburg was KIA next time. Cheers! Mads Tak Mads I will write you later on. On

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    Here are some relics picked up from the last trip of the season. The trip went to Demjansk. We had very limited time there and did not made it to search for the place were Danish Obersturmbannführer CF v Schalburg was killed. Next year hopefully. All is found in the same bunker. I would actually like to sell the lot as one group. I know it's not the most interesting items, but being from the same bunker is pretty neat IMO. Of course we can discuss to leave out some of the items. Winter is saving up for the spring/summer digging time.
    Fettbühse/Fat container for the bread bag

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    Bakelite field bottle

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    Shaving kit in very good condition

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    Spoon

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    Spork dated 1940

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    Clip from Y strap i will guess

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    Defense of Leningrad Medal. Managed to recover even the hanger eyelet Wonder what it did there with all the German items

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    An item i don't really know what is. Looks like a belt buckle

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    Regards, Lars

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    very nice and the clip imo is from a water bottle strap
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Thanks. You are right of course Y strap clips do not close like this one.

    Regards, Lars

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    Quote by Datrus View Post
    Thanks. You are right of course Y strap clips do not close like this one.

    Regards, Lars
    I am looking for a spork so if you find one that is complete and you want to sell it - let me know.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Last item showed makes me think of a match box holder!
    Seems like Charlemagne guy's have been fighting there, as the spoon with French inscription might sujest...
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Probably the Russians were in these trnches at some time or even a POW ( A tongue !!) hence the medal plus the spoon will have been picked up in France after May 1940 before the unit headed East things like this turn up from the Eastern Front all the time , domestic items etc from farnce , Poland etc.
    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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    Cool finds Lars

    Here is my only item from the Demjansk area
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    Nice findings Lars! Especially the medal. Hope you'll make it to search around the spot where Schalburg was KIA next time.

    Cheers!
    Mads

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    Quote by Wehrmacht39 View Post
    Cool finds Lars

    Here is my only item from the Demjansk area
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    Well, but what a find! That's a great looking helmet right there Do you know where it was found?

    Regards, Lars

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    Quote by Datrus View Post
    Well, but what a find! That's a great looking helmet right there Do you know where it was found?

    Regards, Lars
    Thanks All I know is that it was found buried in a collapsed bunker in the area around Demjansk, unfortunately I don't know the exact location.

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