i'm a neo-digger from Romania, intrested in war relics coming from the romanian battlefields from the WW2.
I started detecting few months ago, choosing as first spot to explore an area located in the Neamt county, where there were very heavy battles between romanian, german and soviet infantry. Being my first ''day out'' with the detector, and considering also the difficulty of the terrain (very dense forests and a lot of live ordonances) i wasn't able to penetrate much the area. On the spot, i tried to put in practice everything i've learned before getting the detector; especially when i found the mortar shell, which was discovered vertically buried in the ground, not letting me the possibility to understand if that was only a tail or the full shell. I dug on sides, approching by layers and ''steps''.
I admit that i was very excited and drived about finding some more personal items, something more related to an individual, but i had no luck, and even less experience. I was truly drived crazy about all the high signals (AT Pro) coming from the hundreds of empty casing shells and splinters, which infested the area, but i dug out every signal. At some point (after few days in the area) i realized that in order to find more, i had to go a lot deeper in the forest and somehow risk more, where there was a terrible german artillery shelling with incendiary rounds, which turned the place in a living hell, buring in that place hundreds of romanian and russian soldiers. I wasn't prepared for that kind of ''mission'', so i scheduled a second visit in the next spring. My intention is to reach that specific area, in order to locate 2 mass graves, which are known by the locals, but nobody had the initiative or will to gave them recognition and proper burial procedure.
Considering the very high value of the majority of the relics presented here, mine aren't pretty much…almost nothing but being my forst post, i considered that would be a better way to do it, hope that in the near future i'll be able to contribute with some better results.
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