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Our resent trip to Island Saaremaa

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    A two weeks ago we were on the Saaremaa island. There were great battles djuring the WWII, twice, in 1941, about a 2 weeks and in 1944 about a 2 month.
    Actually we were there for the fairy, of course it wasn't a big deal, just for fun, but we founded a time for a digging. Of course we didn't found much stuff just some rusty shit in old trenches. Those german trenches of 1944 every time were under the water but now they are becoming dry and we tried to dig them. The result y-stripes, m-39 grenades, a number of k-98 cartriges, messtin, some russian ammunition. We did not have much time just a pair of hours. Place very interesting, i'd like to come back and dig there more intensive, but the condition of metall is horrible.
    Anyway we also enjoied with the visit of some museums there. Many interesting stuff there, parts of planes and tanks, soldiers stuff from WWI and WWII. Especially i liked the repaired with the rubber german flask, motocyckle google maded from the german gas mask and the watering jug maded from the german gas mask tube.
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    Thanks for the pics Gurov it looks very interesting down there on Saaremaa, lots to see, i'll have to try and visit there on my next trip to Estonia !!

    regards

    Paul

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    You should Paul, it is such a beautiful island.

    Thank you for sharing these pictures Gurov - seems you had a great time over there. I recognize several places.

    With kind regards,

    Cees

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    Yes, The Saaremaa island is a really great place for the vacation and for the digging. There is unic situation. Before the 1993, when the Soviet Army lived the Estonia, the island was a prohibited border area. If you want to head it you should to have a special permission. That's why when we first time try to dig there in 2002 there was totally undigged place with the much stuff just on the surface. At present moment the situation is changed of course, but sometime it's possible to find there a good place for the digging.
    It will be a good experience for you Paul to go there.

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    Hello Gurov,

    I am in Estonia again in October so will meet up with you guys then, maybe we will go to Saaramaa for a couple of days as well as Narva ?

    Will see you then !!

    regards

    Paul

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    Perfect, it will be great to see you again in oktober!

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    Luckily i have now been to all these locations with Gurov as Guide !! A beautiful island and great Battle sites !!
    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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    great.wait for more photos if someone has

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    Thank you for the great photos. I was there about 4 years ago at a cottage and I loved the place. There was a forgotten memorial in bushes, about a failed Soviet landing party that was killed before it even got ashore. I kept thinking what could be waiting at the bottom of the sea, while I went swimming there.

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