As you might know I do collect ground dugs and the only way to get them (to me ) is by searching the internet; because searching with a metal detector and finding the remains of a head in a helmet horryfies me. I wouldn't know how to deal with it.
I don't know how to react on the job ostlanddigger is doing ...if they are all to identified ...maybe to the family it could matter.
But on the other hand, why not leave the poor lads where they are and make a cemetery of the place where they are already burried.
I leave in Antwerp/ Belgium ...at that time I had my antique shop in the center of the town, not very far from the cathedral, next to it was a square, build on top of an medieval cemetery. The authoritys planned to build a underground car park there and started to escaved the entyre place. Tons of bones and skull's where laying on the surface. Junk's and punk's where playing football with the skull's.I feld very bad about thise, the remains did'n even had a propper final rest place, they where used along with the sand to make a digue ....??
I tought it was a lack of respect from our authoritys to his former subjects.
I took part on a operation to recover the remains of a nationalist priest Operatie Brevier
(sorry it is Flemish!!)
who became "persona non grata" in Belgium, after the war. I still have got mixed feelings about thise. I mean that I still do'nt know if it was the right thing to do.
Apart from all thise ...I am the kind of guy who dig's up the remains of our dog's, who ly in garden, when we are moving to another house....!
So now you see how I feel about it.
And paul & dimas talking about respect... you could have asked :
"my god , did you had an accident and was it bad ??"
but thise would have been to much off topic I guess?
It all depends on what priority you are given; the forum or the forum members.