Nice December day in Leningrad front
In Leningrad front there was a snowy December day. The ground was frozen for 2-3 centimeters, but it didn’t stop us from entering the forest we’d been so many times before.
Photo by @La_anastasiaThe day began by digging up some buttons near an old trash heap and hearing on the radio that one of our friends had found two German tent pegs, a pretty standard find. A couple of minutes later, he radioed that he’d dug up a dog tag but had bent it a little with his shovel.
At the same time, I found what looks like an ordinary standard glass but turned out to be a signal cartridge case, complete with a floral design with “Volkhov” inscribed on it.
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A little later my friend radioed that he had found a Soviet cigarette case but in very poor condition. He was a little disappointed, but just a couple minutes later he found a ring with a stone! It turns out that it was a German ring with 800 alloy silver, and the stone was a heliotrope.
This specific area was difficult to walk around due to large amounts of bushes. We don’t think it has seen many diggers before us. We even found a German bayonet-knife K98 from a Mauser rifle after dark!
We also found German cream cans, parts of a German shelter lantern, a comforter, and most interestingly: a huge 19th-century fold. How it got there we will never know!