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From the top of Flanders fields.

Article about: A few hours finds! spent cartridges ( mainly german) german cartridge "dusseldorf 1908" parts of british fuses Any ideas???? Various parts of drive bands Parts of german stick gren

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    A few hours finds!


    spent cartridges ( mainly german)


    german cartridge "dusseldorf 1908"


    parts of british fuses


    Any ideas????


    Various parts of drive bands


    Parts of german stick grenades


    Shrapnel balls by the dozen


    various fuse fragments

    Part of a german stick grenade including near 100 year old wood!


    French german and british cartridges


    German "clips"


    German French and british bullets



    2 british buckles one with original leather fragment

    I also found a german spade that i have forgotten to photograph will post pic tomorrow!
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    holy sh!t... you weren't wrong were you... when are you going next... I'm coming with you, ferry ticket is on me!

    Any chance you got a spare German grenade polo. I'm after one for a little project.

    Very impressed! And I bet you didn't even need to dig a trench for these

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    WOW! you have been busy Jay. Thanks for sharing your finds

    John

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    Good haul there how far down were these pieces ?
    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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    I see the name of the thread has been changed .........sorry

    as to how far down they were ,I had permission to search in the fields owned by the lady at the b n b i was staying in with the detector this yielded mainly shrapnel balls and a few pieces of fuse .
    90% of the finds were found in a neighbouring field that had just been turned over by the farmer ( who gave me permission to walk his field ) with just my eyes as all the finds were on the surface including the spade and a very old champagne bottle with no cracks !

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    jayh

    Some very nice finds indeed. Can you still make out any of the headstamps ?

    As for your two little brass thingies, I believe they are from the inside of an artillery fuse. I have found a couple on an old range I go to in England. Can't remember what they are called now.........

    ....erm.....

    Nope. Still can't remember

    That's what they are though. Probably

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    A few of the cartridges are in a better condition than others and with a bit of a clean i will be able to read them will post back when i have so the experts can tell me about there origins!

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