The piece of FSJ Stahlhelm is a very significant find and piece of history , well done !!
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
Excellent finds Sebastien ! Especially the 5 Panzer soldiers. It is good that they now rest in the cemetery
with their comrades. The Feldwebel shoulder strap and Panzer skull emblems are great. I wonder how they
all died? Were they shot, or from artillery explosion or maybe they starved and froze to death?? I guess these
are things that we will never know. Thanks again for the excellent work that you do out on the steppe.
Good to know. Do you get to attend the ceremonies where the remains you find are interred?
I do not work in Volksbund. I just cooperate with some people from this organization here at Volgograd...
Many years ago when I was a schoolboy ...
I was involved in the search expedition, and I was on reburial ceremony in Rossoshka ...
here on foto my friend... you know him when we dug up LW helmet in summer 2015...
Amazing thread and an amazing blog for all the years worth of reports, photos and detailed explanations and comparaison photos.
I wish I could join in one of these digs and pass the day with you talking about your knowledge of the area.
Please keep up the good work
2nd February in Stalingrad is a celebration... You know the Red Army win, the 6th German army destroy ...
There is a tradition on this day we visit the steppe ...
Today I was alone, I was looking around the village Gumrak...
Now the ground frozen
I found a Panzer Badge
I had a couple of hours to search and difficult road to go home ...
The PAB is a fairly early hollow FLL made in feinzink. Not a common find these days.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.