Living on the Island of Jersey which was Occupied for 5 years by the German armed forces it is not all that unusual to have the odd piece of ordnance turn up every now and again. I help our local Bomb Disposal Man when items are found and today he asked me for a hand. The Germans laid 57,000 mines on the Island which is only 9 miles by 5, so there were minefields everywhere. Todays find comprised of 9 tellermines all in a pile buried about 18 inches down in the sand on the beach. They had been found by metal detectorists. They must have been dumped after the war, after a quick inspection we could see they had detonators in place and it was decided to blow them in groups of 3's. The tide was rising quickly and the job had to be done straight away. They were disposed of quickly, safely and without too much fuss being caused. I managed to retrieve a number of bits of shrapnel and on inspection I found 2 three letter codes and a date. btc, Honsel Werke A.G. Meschede, and bdn 1943, Tummler, Robert, Dobeln/Sachsen.
Over the years many S mines have turned up but only 1 tellermine had been done by our Bomb disposal man before..... so 9 has just increased his tally somewhat.
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All the best from Jersey.