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Nijmegen area find

Article about: Hello, I live near Nijmegen and i'm seaching often to things of WW2 with a metal detector. For a short time ago, i went to a site where in WW2 a mortar stand was. In the first hour i found a

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    Hello,

    I live near Nijmegen and i'm seaching often to things of WW2 with a metal detector.
    For a short time ago, i went to a site where in WW2 a mortar stand was.

    In the first hour i found already-ditched-up mortar/25pounder shell cases and other rubbish. But 3 feet beside a traffic road i found this beauty!

    A British oil compass! It does still works!

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    That is a beauty- I am glad you rescued it.

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    Welcome to the forum..that is a great find...keep going and keep us posted with your next finds....

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    WOW! thats a cracking relic! i look forward to seeing what you find in the future


    John

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    Now that's a fantastic way to make a first post! Well done with the finds and thankyou for sharing the pictures of the compass.

    Martyn.

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    Thank you all for the posts.

    For a couple of months ago i have founded a very, very huge dump-hole (about 20 meters long and 5meters wide) with rubbish from an camp from the British and Scotch soldiers, located in the woods. It's only 5minutes walk from my home, so thats a big + !
    I will post some pictures in a couple of days, i have found very nice things where i thougt about you can only find on sites like the foreign Eastern Front!
    But it seems to be possible everywhere, like in my village!

    I will post it as soon as possible.

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    Here some other stuff.

    - Beer Bottles : Made in Scotland, Made in Brittain
    -Kreml Hair tonic
    -Caves Phenix lemon
    -USA Beer bottle
    -Piece of (German) Licence plate
    -English/canadian/Scotish Helmet
    -Pieces of USA parachute, used for?...
    -British spoon
    -German shoes
    -Officer boot, German
    -rests of k 98 pouch
    -German shovel
    -German porcelain marked Rhenania Duisdorf-Bonn 1938 and army eagle
    -YALE lock, Canada

    And 4 sherman tracks, connected, i still have to take pictures of it, my back still hurts from lifting it to my garden! :P

    I will post more things in a short time.
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    Last edited by B-D-B; 12-30-2010 at 09:08 PM.

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    Interesting stuff, my father fought at Nijmegen (and he slept in one of the bridge pillars, apparently).

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Very good finds.

    I know the Nijmegen area quite well and often stay in Beek - Ubbergen.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Sounds to me you'll be making time for a little detour next trip Adrian! lol.

    Glad to hear the lads on the front had time for a couple of bottles of home comfort too. Well done B-D-B!

    Martyn.

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