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    Some more...
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    Last one for now... M35 SS with shrapnel damage, British Sector Summer 2009.
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    Now that's dedication! Thanks for the new pictures Steve.
    Last time I used a detector was coastal, came up with a 25lb practice bomb. Didn't get to keep it but the police did!

    Keep 'em going mate!

    Martyn.

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    Steve: thanks for all that. Most of that applies to our CW digging in the U.S., with the exception that the vets are all gone. Good landowner relations is at a high premium here too. Great relics, and thanks for showing them. - jc

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    Quote by tampalam View Post
    Thanks again folks. I am scared to death of explosives, having seen what they do a few times.

    I would immediately stop digging if I saw any ordnance at the end of my spade. I am glad that the Russsian guys who post here know how to handle this stuff with confidence and I hope nobody ever gets hurt.

    I am not willing to gamble life or limb on any of this. I am just hoping to get in on a dig some day in a nice battlefield and fulfilling my fantasy of finding a nice SS helmet. Maybe never, but a guy is allowed to dream.

    In the 70's, I was just a broke paratrooper on REFORGER NATO exercises in Germany and was offered a really nice double decal M35 SS which I know was not a forgery. Unfortunately, I could not scrounge up the cash to pay for it and the local German farmer walked away. It was only 200 dollars and 4 cartons of Marlboros. I still kick myself for not having saved up for this eventuality. That lid was absolutely mint and original and I knew that it was hidden away prior to 1945. It is the kind of dream we all have as collectors.

    I digress. My respects to those of you who know how to recognize ordnance. I only want to go and dig up some stuff in Karelia or the Baltic states. Just a couple of items will make the trip and cost worthwhile. I have a nephew living in St. Petersgurg for the last ten years and his Russian wiife told me to be wary of guys offering to take me on digs. I think she has not met the likes of the guys who post here. These are really top-grade amateur archaeologists as well as historians and weapons and mil-nomencalture experts. I hope to get there next year and spend a few evenings sharing some drinks with a couple fo our esteemed excavators.

    There are now many well known and trustworthy diggers in Russia and the Baltics , it isn't a problem if you know the right people
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Nice finds Steve , what part of the British sector ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul,

    Sorry to be vague, but not far from Caen.

    Steve

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    This one a few months ago, between Perriers and Carentan
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    nice oen steve il take that over a perrier any day of the week

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