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Article about: Hello, I thought I'd upload pictures of a Blut und Boden medal/coin I dug up in the Pitomnik area of Stalingrad 4 years ago. It has some corrosion and pitting but then again not too surprisi

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    Hello, I thought I'd upload pictures of a Blut und Boden medal/coin I dug up in the Pitomnik area of Stalingrad 4 years ago. It has some corrosion and pitting but then again not too surprising after 60 years in a trench!! If you ever get a chance to go Stalingrad make sure you hire a guide to show you Pitomik as it isn't marked on the modern maps. The amount of equipment and personal items lying around is amazing; ammunition, parts of aircraft, parts of a field hospital and piles of bones!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Coin Front.jpg   Coin Rear.jpg  


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    Interesting that one of the soldiers has it and lost in the trenches
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Hi Donn


    Welcome to the forum, that's a really nice find you got there. I said it before and I say it again, treasures such are these are what this hobby are all about. I have a broken police eagle that was found in poland, nothing special, but it is one of the 'nicest' items I have...


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    Interesting piece i have been to Stalingrad quite a few times , who was your guide ?

    regards

    Paul
    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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    Nice piece , id like to go there some day , cheers Raymond

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    what was done about the MIA's? assuming that your post is accurate then something would have to be done since you walk on their remain (not literally)

    no criticism intended, just curious.

    Luke

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    In the steppes outside Stalingrad unfortunately you don't have to dig to come across bones, many are just lying on the surface with no chance of ever identifying the individuals etc , this is the case on many of the heavily fought over Russian front Battlefields.
    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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