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CALLING WWI SOMME and YPRES RELIC HUNTERS

Article about: Northern Sky Entertainment Ltd., a Canadian Television production company, is developing two programs entitled "War Junk" for History Television, a Canadian cable-network. The prem

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    Northern Sky Entertainment Ltd., a Canadian Television production company, is developing two programs entitled "War Junk" for History Television, a Canadian cable-network. The premise of each show is to tell the story of a World War One battle through war relics. We are very interest in any WWI relics found in connection with the battles of the Somme, France, and Ypres, Belgium. Our focus is on where the relics were found as much as the story behind them. If you have found such items, large or small, or know of someone, please do contact us. If they have a Canadian connection, even better!

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    I have relics from ww1 ypres area.

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    War Junk !!!!!!!!!! I don't think we quite see our relic colecting hobby in that light , sounds like another qaulity show.
    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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    Look forward to seeing the finished product

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    War Junk !!!!!!!!!! I don't think we quite see our relic colecting hobby in that light , sounds like another qaulity show.
    Sounds like another "junk" tv show. My wife might refer to my collection as "stuff," but even she never calls it "junk." We don't collect Elvis dolls. We collect historical items that saw great personal triumph and tragedy. If they are going to make a show about relics and call it war junk, than I just prefer they not make a show at all.

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    It reminds me of a militaria shop, who had a sign saying "thise is no museum, thise junk is for sale!"....
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by helmetone View Post
    We don't collect Elvis dolls.
    Oh, am i the only one .....

    I agree, i don't know why any collector would want to partake in a TV show that degrades their stuff to "junk". I also foresee that with a TV programme such as this coming on, next time i visit Ypres the fields will be littered with morons with no interest in the history but just "wanting to do what they saw on telly". No thanks.

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    I have a 1916 German helmet from Ypres. It was wrapped in a long coat and stashed in the roof
    of a barn.
    It is one of my most prized pieces.
    If there is anyone out there that has any war "junk" they don't want, i
    Will gladly take it off their hands.

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    "War Junk" definitely a poor choice of title for a show supposedly about military antiques, particularly when they are specifically talking about pieces from the scenes of such huge losses of life. My Great Grandfather fought on the Somme, what does that make him according to this shows producers?

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    Indeed - definitely do not see our collections or relics
    as 'Junk'. Can you think up a more suitable name
    for the show and get back to us in a
    week or two.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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