German dugout with a huge amount of WWII relics
We again came to the Leningrad forest, where there was once a front. Searching for relics with a metal detector has become a part of our life. This time we carried out excavations at the positions of the Wehrmacht army. Enjoy the reading.
It was a warm October day. We arrived at the location of the Wehrmacht army. More than 70 years have passed since the military events, but everything around reminded of the past. The entire territory was covered with German trenches and dugouts, which kept the history of that war. Having chosen the dugout we needed, we proceeded to excavate it.
The first find was a wooden military box for storing artillery shells. On the surface of the box were inscriptions in a familiar font.
Half an hour later, there were already several boxes like that one. There was also an iron box for storing M-24 grenades along with wooden boxes.
Suddenly, among the remains of the wooden walls of the dugout, I found a white porcelain cup. Unfortunately the cup was slightly damaged. However, it took its rightful place in my collection of tableware. At the bottom of the cup there was a stigma indicating that this cup was made in Holland.
Approaching the bottom of the dugout, I dug a lid for a German aluminum pot. The lid has been covered with original feldgrau paint.
It took me about 6 hours to excavate this dugout. During these 6 hours I managed to dig up a huge amount of relics. Many detectorists spend several weeks to find so many items. One of the very interesting finds was a bipod for the famous German MG-42 machine gun (Hitler’s buzzsaw). Unfortunately, the machine gun itself was not found by me.
In total, there were over 100 items in this dugout. All relics will be donated to the local WWII museum.
I hope you were interested. You can find videos of these and other excavations on the YouTube Channel. Thank you for your attention.