Tagged: WW2

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The Depth Detector Golden Mask Deep Hunter PRO 3 – Our Review! (Digging War Relics+)

I have never before dug with a deep metal detector, and I have not seen any friends/fellow detectorists doing it either. Therefore, I had little knowledge on this subject, and even then – all purely theoretical. The choice was short-lived, in principle, because I wanted to take a new model that would be also interesting to review and to look at the latest achievements of engineering is also interesting. So...

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Digging War Relics

I think that many detectorists sooner or later have thought about finding relics on battlefields, for example, from the era of World War II. But before starting the digging, I would advise you to remember a few simple rules: It is better to dig with a shovel with a long handle. Otherwise, digging out a trench with a short shovel will take quite a lot of time and energy. For especially...

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76.2 mm Regimental Gun M1927 Found In Estonia (Photos+)

The 2018 detecting season has not only begun for the diggers of coins in the fields because war-relic hunters have also started. This year, the members of the Otsing Club (“detecting club”) found a 76.2-mm regimental gun, the 1927 model, in the swamps of Narva. A total of 18,000 such guns were produced, of which only a small number have survived to this day. It’s good that in Estonia, the...

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Sherman Tanks Retrieved From The “Thomas Donaldson” Ship (Video, Photos+)

  Recently, an interesting event occurred – specialists from the Northern Fleet rescue team retrieved 2 Sherman Tanks, it seems with the modification of the M4A2 (76) W, from a ship called “Thomas Donaldson”. “Thomas Donaldson” was sunk on March 20, 1945, by a submarine U-995. And the first unfortunate vessel with an American crew and more than 6 thousand tons of different equipment and cargo on board that was...

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Finding A WW2 Stg 44 In The Attic? Easy! (Photos+)

In fact, some very interesting news happened recently in Poland. In an ordinary city, in the attic of an ordinary building, suddenly there was an assault rifle from the times of the Third Reich – the Stg 44! (Sturmgewehr 44). Judging by the photo, the owners of the house or workers were engaged in breaking the old roof and attic. This house is so old that it seems not to...

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Excavation Of An Ilyushin DB-3 Bomber Aircraft Near Vyborg (Finds, Photos+)

WW2 excavations my friends, are not just shells and helmets, but also military aircrafts, vehicles and so on (with great success and desire of course). Every year there is less and less of it, but there are still many places where you can find different fragments, especially when it comes to airplanes. During WW2, every day there fell several dozen aircrafts in different parts of the huge Soviet-German front. And...

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An Ordinary Day Of WW2 Detecting (Diggers Story, Photos+)

Have you ever dreamed about digging WW2, but have never had the opportunity to do so? Well I have, and my dream became reality. I live in a place where there never were any battles or much of action, so I do not have the opportunity to dig much WW2 relics where I live, but I have always been wanting to do so. And one day, one of my friends...

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Wehrmacht WW2 Belt Buckles (Description, Variants, Identifying Finds +)

I will continue the subject of the “identifying finds from the Wehrmacht”. In the previous part we wrote about the mess kits of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, about what types there was and how to determine them here: Wehrmacht Kochgeschirr. If you have not seen or read that article yet- I recommend it. Now I would like to tell more about the belt buckle of the Wehrmacht, and...

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German Wehrmacht Mess Kits “Kochgeschirr” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

A standard German mess kit, or “Kochgeschirr” as the Germans call it, consisted of two halves; the bottom or the “mess kit”, closed with a lid on top, which could be used as a pan. They were originally made of aluminium. The height of the Kochgeschirr is approximately 14 cm and it can hold about 1.7 liters. It is shaped kind of like a kidney when viewed from above. The...

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SS Shells- Interesting Finds! (Identifying Finds, Photos +)

Among the collectibles of different pieces of World War II, there are people separately collecting everything related to the famous SS. These are often the most valuable and expensive artifacts, because even the buckle on the SS will cost several times more than an ordinary Wehrmacht buckle. One of the most affordable items are the SS shells, which do not cost too much, but grow in value because they are getting...