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Article about: Jonnb-1 Look in the metal detector forum......some of your questions are answered in there. Basically if you dig something up and have no idea what it is, OR you identify it as containing ex

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    Jonnb-1

    Look in the metal detector forum......some of your questions are answered in there.

    Basically if you dig something up and have no idea what it is, OR you identify it as containing explosives......WALK AWAY.

    Take it from me, anything that contains explosives is dangerous. Doesn't matter if people say 'Oh yeah ! I've been emptying amatol out of shells for YEARS and I'm ok' or 'If you find one of these, you can hit it with a brick and it won't go off'...........it ain't worth the risk.

    I am like John (above) and have dug France and Belgium as well as the UK. There's still plenty of stuff out there that will remove your fingers, hands, arms and torso before you can say 'bang'. Just dig slowly and identify what you've found before you take it out the ground.

    And those guys having a go at you for metal detecting.....if we didn't, the history would be lost forever.

    Steve T

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    Quote by Dieter View Post
    I agree with all of the comments made! please stay away from anyexplosives you find even bullets! leave them where they are and find another place to dig. It would be horrible to have another casualty 60+ years after the war!! Do not go to Kursk! I remember when I was there in '43 there were many tank and artillery rounds that got left behind after the battle (some in huge piles). Please be safe and stay away, for they are bound to be very unstable after all these years in the ground.
    Cheers!
    Dieter
    Hi Dieter what unit were you with at Kursk ?
    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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    Quote by Dieter View Post
    I agree with all of the comments made! please stay away from anyexplosives you find even bullets! leave them where they are and find another place to dig. It would be horrible to have another casualty 60+ years after the war!! Do not go to Kursk! I remember when I was there in '43 there were many tank and artillery rounds that got left behind after the battle (some in huge piles). Please be safe and stay away, for they are bound to be very unstable after all these years in the ground.
    Cheers!
    Dieter
    Hello Dieter, is this true, you were actually in Kursk in 1943? You now live in the Sunshine state of Florida, Here, where I also live?


    Regards, Steve
    Sanford, FL.

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    jonnb-1
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    Thanks everyone that took the time to reply. Thanks Deiter for your comments also! Plus I met two Totenkopf Vets that were in Kursk also you could have rubbed shoulders 60 years ago! Crazy world!

    Kindest regards

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