during the last week i had the occasion to dig one of the major WW2 Romanian battlefields, the area is Oarba de Mures, where the Romanian army had 11.000 casualties, due to the frontal attac on the german positions on the hill, ordoned by the soviet command as revenge (on 23th august 1944 the Romanian army joind the Soviet force, leaving behnind the previouws alleance with the germans..).
Even if the zone is already detected pretty well during the last 10-15 years, i had the luck to ''bealive'' in a signal that somebody else previouwsly dropped..the ground was already cleared from sleves and rocks, the area ready to be digged, but he didn't do that, probably beliving that it should the another big piece of shrapnel. I started to doug the signal, myself also expecting a surface shrapnel, but it wasn't so, because the hole became deeper, and the signal was constant. So i figured out that it must be a very big piece/mass of iron, if capable to diffuse a signal that strong.
When i saw the fors shapes i was happy because i understod that it wasn't some live ordonance, neither a big shrapnel. Considering the first round shapes, i started thinking about some kind of pottery, or maybe some big cans..I must confess that in the back of my mind and hopes, there was the crazy ideas of an helmet.
Long story short...i doug out 3 Romanian infantry helmets, one MG drum magazine and one MP magazine, plus several mortar tails. Everything was found in German positions, where the Romanians attacked in a desperate charge, using shovels, bayonets, barehanded or using the sticks from the local vine field.
One of the helmets is battledamaged, probably a shrapnel hit on the back of the head.