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Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

Article about: by Sebastien I have not the metal detector I am feeling my ass where to dig Right now I have eyes, hands, feet and my spade is all that I use in my hobby

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    Quote by MAP View Post
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    Hi Glenn,

    Yep, you are It is the badge of the Reichskolonialbund, the organisation charged with promoting German interests in her former colonies (that were lost after WW1). As far as I know the Southern Cross was used to symbolise that many of these former colonies were in a part of the world where this constellation was visible. For example, Africa.

    The organisation was done away with mid way through WW2 as it was deemed not to be essential to the war effort.

    Interesting that such a badge exists. I never thought I would see the Southern Cross on a badge like this.

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    And I quoted the wrong post. Sorry about that

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    s far as I know the Southern Cross was used to symbolise that many of these former colonies were in a part of the world where this constellation was visible. For example, Africa.
    And New Guinea~ which was also a German Colony but Australian forces eliminated Germany occupation at the commencement of WWI.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austra...man_New_Guinea

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    Quote by AT P Sweep View Post
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    And New Guinea~ which was also a German Colony but Australian forces eliminated Germany occupation at the commencement of WWI.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austra...man_New_Guinea
    'Morning, thanks for that A TP Sweep. I thought they had possessions out this way - didn't realise one was this close to home. Interesting. Cheers

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    Stah

    Yeah ~ there was documentary made / shown last year I think on History channel about the Aussies taking the radio station up there and it was obviously one of Australia's first conflicts of WWI ~

    Don't quote me ~ but I think there were some 4 Australians KIA there ~

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    Still my favourite post! Thanks Sebastien!

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    Hi guys!!!

    here now I have some difficult life situation) bad internet speed and have little free time...

    I forgot to put these videos here, in this thread. Two short clips about the excavation in the north of Stalingrad, this spring.

    I did not take photos, only video.

    I hope this will be interesting for you.




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    That is a very nice video Sebastien. I'm glad that the Russian soldier that you found got an honorable funeral and is
    now buried with his comrades. May he rest in peace. Thanks for posting.
    Bob32268

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    It was the same day that we found the belt buckle Luftwaffe soldier...

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    We found a small bunk near the dirt road. During the Battle of Stalingrad there was a "road of death" - from airfield Pitomnik to Stalingrad.

    In the bunker there was one body of a Soviet soldier (nameless) and four bodies of German soldiers. All German soldiers didn't have dog tags.

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    But one soldier was shod in mountain boots.

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    He was from a 100th Light Infantry Division (J├Ąger Division) and they fought on the Mamayev hill and the Red October factory.

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    I also found an aluminum belt buckle GMU in good condition.

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

    it was an interesting excavation. The bodies all soldiers delivered to the memorial cemetery...

    Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

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    Great find Sebastien ! I have never seen a pair of Mountain Boots that were excavated before this.
    Tks for posting and the pics.
    Bob32268

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