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    Found this laying on the ground after fresh ploughing. The soil was black from an old demolition so I'm guessing it was brought back and discardedClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	284771 after the war It was as flat as a pancake and I have very carefully straightened it out as much as I dare. I think it is police issue made from aluminium without any mark. Can any one confirm this and give me a year of manufacture.

    Thanks, Mark.

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    It is police, and missing some hardware unfortunately, but what a nice surprise.

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    Hi Mark, nice find! Mo is correct.

    These multi part construction buckles are usually pre war in date.

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    Mark, wow that is some find in a English field, god knows how it got there, original two piece police buckle though, incredible !
    Ben

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    Any link to a POW camp or reception centre Mark ?? The field may be full of them !!

    I was using an old police buckle to practice with my MD prior to digging trips i wondered where it had gone
    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 )

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    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

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    Thanks for the replies guys. The field is not in a known area of a POW camp but my old school was directly opposite one believed to be used by Italian POW's so perhaps I should do some serious research as the area is still an open space.

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