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Digging at Estonia part 2

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    Here we found a few grenades and some ammo , then the remains of a soldiers bag , it turned out to be Russian , it contained his spoon and a salt shaker he had made from a flare caseing , we also found some of this poor guys remains , we bagged everything we found up and he was taken back to Estonia where he recieved a decent burial.
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    His final resting place with his comrads
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    Our finds ready to be packed up and sent home
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    Hi Raymond, great story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I see there were photos placed on the graves. I take it the soldiers were fully identified then?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade, most part of Soviet soldiers can not be identified ( due of that is possible by numbered orders and medals only) in that graveyard is approx 40 soldiers, just 4 identified.
    The last time there was burrial at Oktober , 25 2008, at the same place
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    Dimas

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    Thanks Dimas!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Many of the Soviet soldiers considered it bad luck to carry their details in their bakerlite containers , " Tempting fate " as it were so it is usually difficult to identify them.

    regards

    Paul
    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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    Thanks for that guys , heres a view of the helmet found in the swamp after a clean
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