Find of the month from Leningrad front

Find of the month from Leningrad front

Me and my friends recently went to check the place where in 1942 were german positions (Leningrad front).

The place turned out to be only holes around, a lunar landscape as we name. The standard picture for the Leningrad front. Dozens of dugouts taken out long ago, fragments of broken German bottles around and other traces of their staying in these parts. But we decided not to give up and go a bit deeper to the forest. We wanted to check the swamp that was nearby. The swamp was not flooded, the legs fell only just above the ankle, in general, you can dig.

At first there was silence from the metal detector, and then from time to time some signals began. They were aluminum cheese packages that were often found in German positions all over Leningrad front. It means that we are on the right track. Then the grommets from the tents went, which meant that everything had to be checked more closely on this part.

Few minutes later I noticed a small depression in the bushes. I checked it with the device. There were many signals. Assuming that this was a German trash heap, I put my metal detector to the side and began to dig deeper. And I was not mistaken! First of all, a weight appeared, then came the packaging from under the dressing material, the remains of a leather belt, tubes and a whole faceted glass from the Vosstaniya plant. Such glasses rarely come across whole. It was the first one I found not broken. The glass is Soviet, so it must have been a trophy. And on the bottom of the pit lay a Soviet pistol-machine gun PPSh-41.

Found PPSh-41

Found PPSh-41

Also few minutes later my friend found Mauser rifle nearby.

Found PPSh-41 and SVT

Found PPSh-41 and SVT

Main find from the Leningrad front

But the most interesting find of this day, or even this month, was waiting for us ahead. At one point, I heard the joyful call of my comrade from the forest. I went up to him. In his hands he held the pommel of the rolling banner of the Red Army. It’s a really amazing find because of how rare it is! We were surprised to find it in such place.

Main find from the Leningrad front

Main find from the Leningrad front

Also among the interesting Leningrad front finds of that day was a case with an image of the Eiffel Tower on the lid, and inside there were medicines from the war. The aluminum jar with the aspirin inside was especially interesting.

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad front

Find from the Leningrad

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