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First day searching Normandie

Article about: You are not intitles to use a metal detector on your land or the land of others even with their permission. You must have the OK from the French government all done with paper work . The Fre

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    As some of you know I recently moved to Normandy, I bought a farm not far from St Mere de Eglise wih a hell lot of work need to be done.
    Anyway, today I thought I'll skip all the works and pull out the White's detector, as this village has seen some seriuos battle in '44.
    From what I found out is you have to stick to the roads, not the plain lands, and after 15 minutes I was digging up Mauser shells next to the road. They are everywhere! But no realy nice stuff, like badges or medals. Than I find this little box, and when I find it I thin it is a zippo lighter, maybe even a name of the GI. Its the same size and weight, but when I come home and clean it I see it is not a zippo, and is painted the same color as Fieldgreen German paint. The box wont open now without breaking, so I put it in oil for now and will try to open later.
    Something inside is ratteling, I am so curieus what I will find inside, lets not hope it is only sand inside!
    Does anybody know a German box like this? Could they be for detonators?
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    I have open the box a little bit now, and with a lamp I see small balls inside.
    I will open more if the metal can take the force. maybe it is for some kind of detonator?

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    Hello, in French, balls=?

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    I have it open now, and it is not what I expect, it is a box with chain and name label on inside. The chain has a cross, so that has got me puzzeld. The chain is broke (maybe by rust) and the label has a name and the number 9. I do read No 9 and not Nr 9, so what could it be? German or Allied?
    If there is interest I'll post pictures of the inside, and the label.

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    Post more pictures.
    chris

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    Hello, in French, balls=?
    Qu'en dites-vous? Pourriez-vous me dire quelque chose ou qu'il soit clair?

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    Pour vous, balls veut dire quoi des boules?

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    You do know that searching with a metal detector in France is a No No
    people have gotten in big trouble doing that , prison and big money to pay.
    chris

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    You do know that searching with a metal detector in France is a No No
    people have gotten in big trouble doing that , prison and big money to pay.
    chris
    How about on your own land?

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    You do know that searching with a metal detector in France is a No No
    people have gotten in big trouble doing that , prison and big money to pay.
    chris
    Yes, I know. So what is your point? Like I said I bought an old farm close to St Mere de Eglise, with a fair bit of land that has been rented out to local people with horses. It belongs to me now, I bougt it, and they are paying me the rent. I am intitled to search on my land. And other people in the village have also given me permission to have a look on their land too. I want to make a vitrine with the finds coming of my land.

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