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Saaremaa the Estonian Island Battlefields !!

Article about: Thank you for the advice i have been coming to Estonia for many years and have dug many times , this is all done with the official paperwork from the Estonian Government.

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    Great photos, must be lots of interesting and dangerous stuff to dig up there!

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    Looks odd to just see things laying around like that. Gives me a strange feeling that the battle never really ended.
    Are these items that must be left as found? I would think all that would be picked through by now.
    Thanks for sharing your trip.

    Rudy
    "It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity & make it work for you."
    Frank Zappa

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    Paul
    Its amazing to see very atmospheric, great finds but the excess luggage charge must be through the roof for that lot.
    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Was thinking about the Drivers hatch LS but the cost on Ryan Air ................ !! =)
    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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    Brilliant photos! I would love to visit these places, must be a strange feeling just to see this gear lying around the ground like that after all these years.

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    Awesome stuff. Interesting that the large calibre shells don't appear to have any rifling marks on the drive bands. Would indicate they hadn't been fired.

    Steve T

    PS Sod the excess baggage ! Get those pieces of T34 back home !

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    Incredible photos Paul, thanks for showing. Wish I could get there one day. If you keep punking me with photos like this, it's gonna happen! Everytime I see photos like this it reminds me of the book, "The Forgotten Soldier".

    Jay

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Awesome stuff. Interesting that the large calibre shells don't appear to have any rifling marks on the drive bands. Would indicate they hadn't been fired.

    Steve T

    PS Sod the excess baggage ! Get those pieces of T34 back home !
    Yes all live Steve !!
    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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    Did You visited Sőrve (Sworbe)? If yes, it was a closed territory from 1944 till 1991 and in Soviet times it was not so easy to dig out WWII relics. It was even hard to get a licence to drive to Saaremaa during summer holidays. So no wonder all this stuff is still there. As I see many live ammo on the pictures I just hope You reported to the police or that You do not live in Estonia. You do not see such pictures for at least 2-3 last years in Estonian forums any more because people have got some years in prison for "hiding" explosives and ammo - if You do not report to the police and just leave shells where they were last 70 years You are a criminal according to Estonian laws.

    But still, welcome to Estonia. Just take Ryanair and You can vistit our battlefields in the same day. But no pics of the live ammo, please:-).

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