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Digging trip to German Coastal Defense Battery

Article about: Absolutely fantastic Vegar, great job, thanks for sharing the photos and your finds.

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    Beautiful views..

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    Here are the finds from the first day of digging:

    Rifle rounds:
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    .303 round from 1944, must have been there with British/allied forces during the cleanup, I wonder what they fired at...
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    Krag Jĝrgensen rounds from 1943(I think they mostly used Krag Jĝrgensen rifles there, I have found no other German rifle rounds than these):
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    Krag Jĝrgensen rounds dating from 1943-1914:
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    20mm shells:
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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Looks like some of the trenches is artificialy closed back, try to look there, and find small holes in the ground, which Germans used as a garbage place, it's will be most interesting place.

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    Looks like some of the trenches is artificialy closed back, try to look there, and find small holes in the ground, which Germans used as a garbage place, it's will be most interesting place.
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Yeah, the landowner's brother told me that a lot of ammunition etc was dumped in the trenches post-war and then filled in with big rocks. I have a signal in the trench, but I haven't been able to get to it yet. If it wasn't for me not being much of a big muscular guy, I would have torn that trench apart by now. I'll look for the small holes in the ground, always nice to find a garbage dump. I want to try to get the landowner's brother out on a hunt with me(He said he wanted to, I'll try this summer) so he can tell me more about the history of the battery and find some more stuff.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Very cool finds! I hope you manage to find some more! And i agree with others, what a beautiful view!!

    Haydn

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    Here's a period shot of it:
    I'll try to get a picture from that angle when I go there next time, I think I know where it is taken.
    Glad you guys like the scenery, I'll take some more pictures when I get out there.

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Great finds! Awesome pictures! I hope you find more. Good luck. Thanks for sharing.

    Luke

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    Very beautiful site!

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    Hi great shots, as said, that trench to the AA position would have been a perfect place after the surrender, to dump lots of stuff, then push the rocks in ontop....if it was me i would start at one end and work in...BLOCK AND CHAINS...

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    Actually it's a trench running from a barracks/bunker to a cannon emplacement. I was told that a lot of stuff lie buried under there, but most of the rocks are giant, and you'd need a digger to get them out. I'll try and see if I can move them some more when I get there again.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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