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Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

Article about: Last week, me and PaulusPaul went back to our familiar spot on the Eastern front. After a long 8 hours drive, we arrived at our Hotel. And meet up with the landowners we contacted before to

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    Default Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    Last week, me and PaulusPaul went back to our familiar spot on the Eastern front.

    After a long 8 hours drive, we arrived at our Hotel. And meet up with the landowners we contacted before to check out the area's
    As we always do, we first read a lot and then start researching various maps and text's trying to pin point specific pieces of ground.
    We where lucky this time, cause even the owner of the hotel showed us some nice place's, and even later in the week we got a nice Luftwaffe marked plate.
    Shattered in several pieces, but hey... Its not every day you get this from someone

    Here are our finding's as following:

    As you can see, winter did not stop here...
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    A rotten Panzerfauste, with some battle damage.
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    Flak 2cm shell cases.
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    Some Russian cartridges.
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    PPSh Magazine.
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    Mg 34 spare barrel.
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    Some winter conditions.
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    Mosing Nagant Carbine.
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    Huge part of tank track. If anyone knows what tank it belonged to? please tell us
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    Fuzeless grenade.
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    Track on its way home.
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    That track was heavy to lift, even for 2 men. We estimate it to be at least 80kg.

    German Helmet with battle damage.
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    Battledamaged shell casing.
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    Beautifull early war Wehrmacht Buckle made from aluminium.
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    Some empty Panzerfauste, in better condition then rotten one.
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    Fallschirmjager parachute release buckle:
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    Some overview pictures of all the finds in total:
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    After all not a bad trip.
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    Default Re: Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    Not bad at all! But the cartridge is German Mauser, not Russian Mossin Nagant. If it is not a secret, was it somewhere in Poland? Near the Lithuanian border?
    Last edited by Frundsberg; 04-08-2013 at 09:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    Nice finds!

    The track is from a T34.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Love the Heer buckle!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    How in earth can you see there is a cartridge in the Mauser? And If I looked it up right on google; the gun is a Mosin

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    Wow - looks freezing - digging must have been brutal.
    The parachute opener is the star for me, nice!
    Always strange to me that there are drill purpose cartridges in a combat zone (five round clip in your pic.)
    The tank tread is phenomenal.

    Nice,

    Pit.

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    Default Re: Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    The training rounds and para-release were found on an old Fliegerhorst (airfield). as did the plate we got from the hotel owner.

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    great looking stuff!!! Keep up the good work. I bet it was not fun digging in that winter ground.
    thanks for showing us your latest finds.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Default Re: Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    You have posted a picture with a title "Some Russian cartridges" but the cartridges are not Russian but German. Also the training rounds are for German K98.

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    Default Re: Digging - Eastern front trip April 2013

    Nice finds I can see you are not in Russia as we still have way too much snow for digging

    Regards, Lars

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