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Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

Article about: by Sebastien I have not the metal detector I am feeling my ass where to dig Right now I have eyes, hands, feet and my spade is all that I use in my hobby

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    Awesome finds Andrey ,the M35 is a beauty , pretty sure the box is for german mortar rounds , thanks for shearing you pics , cheers Raymond

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    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Interesting box. I need help, what this box?
    Attachment 521516
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    Box for 12 rounds 3.7sm Flak.18


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    like the m35 helmet makes me come to volgograd faster ) i think i will not wait for the winter

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    Yesterday I was digging around my university ... do you remember where I found a lot of Romanian and German staff...

    This evening, I was digging in the dark after work.

    I dug up a lot of iron,
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    SSh-40
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    and the bayonet to SVT-40
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    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Yes, you're right, it is Ammo box for Tommy-gun... 18 cartridges... Echoes of Lend-Lease

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    Here some Lend/Lease Thompsons in Russian hands.

    I wonder how popular it was with the soldiers of the USSR.
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    Today we're digging in the north of the city ... Erzovka point
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    We searched all day ... but the findings were not interesting
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    What a big shell??
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    Here's a bowler
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    And in the evening we were lucky ...

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    We found a German helmet M-35 and the tail of big rocket "Katyusha"

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    We think its a good job ...
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    Lend lease firearms were used but they were not too popular because it was hard to get ammo for them. Can You please also post pictures of the helmets after cleaning? Both seem to be very nice shells with a lot of original paint still there.

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    I will show helmets after cleaning, but now I have not time ...

    Guys, need your help!!!

    Who have this book?? I need some information from it

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    For a guy continually having work and gas shortages interfering with whats really interesting (relic hunting!), you continue to find nice stuff! Congrats.
    (BTW a job aint nothing like a lot of work!).

    Quote by Frundsberg View Post
    Lend lease firearms were used but they were not too popular because it was hard to get ammo for them. Can You please also post pictures of the helmets after cleaning? Both seem to be very nice shells with a lot of original paint still there.
    Good point and interesting.
    Come to think of it, Ive never heard any accounts of USSR vets in regards to this. Would be great to have some first hand accounts of how the soldiers fought with and thought of the LL arms (we know of how the P-39 were regarded and of the service of that plane in Soviet hands, but Ive never heard much about the small arms in Soviet service).

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