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    Hi there

    I found many pieces of this barbed wire in place on top of small hill with remains of
    trenches around the top. I also dug here one big and long piece of concrete with casted in that barbed wire with long prats of wire sticking out. I have no idea what it was for.

    Is it german barbed wire ? It has square shaped 3mm +- thick wire and distance between the spikes is from 30 to 40 milimeters

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    No idea whether or not this is German or not. Nice find if it is.

    I found barbed wire embedded in trees in Narva. Some of it quite high up, as the trees grew over the years. A Poignant find IMO.

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    Generally speaking, barb wire for agricultural use is different from that used for military/security purposes in that the barbs are spaced further apart. The spacing of the barbs here being 30-40mm indicate a probable military type as it's hard to get a grip on the wire to cut it, and is more effective for getting things hung up than merely being a livestock proof deterent. Whether or not it's German is anyone's guess, but I would say that it's purpose in and around trenchworks is as a military defensive one.

    Regards, Ned.
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    I did compare it to WWI wire and it does not match for French, Early war German,Late war German or British. I'm guessing it is likely Czech WWII late 1930's. (The German's usually used a twin strand twisted wire, and this is a single strand that you show)
    William

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    Many thanks to everybody fo replies

    It could be a czechoslovak wire because that trenches are on the line of the fortification that was build before ww2 against hungarians / germans and destroyed
    during hungarian ocupation of southern slovakia during ww2. There is one preserved bunker nearby.
    But I cant confirm if that trenhces were build during 1938 mobilisaition or during the war by Germans, Hungarians, Romanians, Soviets or slovak partizans because they were
    all fighting there. Its hard to dig directly in the trenches because there is very tough clay soil. but friend of mine told me that he found there empty case from 7,92 mauser

    I was thinking that it could be a german wire because when I was searching on the internet I fund the same wire described as Geman.

    Here is a little map of that trenches.

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