Here’s what you find in a German dugout (13 photos)
The end of the summer. It started raining, but it didn’t stop us. We were again moving to the positions of the Wehrmacht army to search for the dead soldiers of the Second World War. Many people consider us to be black archaeologists. But this is not the case. The bulk of all the relics are in the local museum of the World War II. All the remains of the soldiers are reburied with all military honors.
Arriving at the planned place, I set up a camp. It usually takes a couple of hours to set up a camp. After breakfast I took my metal detector and went in search. The first interesting find was found literally in the first 10 minutes of the search. It turned out to be a small bakelite box. It was closed, but there was something in it. After cleaning the box from dirt, I opened it and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a German razor in perfect condition.
The next finds were German cannon shells. These are quite frequent finds in the forest. Withdrawing another shell, I found something white nearby. It turned out to be a porcelain mug. Unfortunately the stigma was destroyed by time. Therefore, I did not manage to find out whether it was a German cup, or a Soviet one.
I also found an interesting German nameplate. If some of you know German – make a translation in the comments to this article. Perhaps you could also tell which thing this nameplate was a part of.
I find grenades in almost every dugout. And this dugout was no exception. I dug up three German M-39 hand grenades in the original paint. These are dangerous finds. If you are excavating, try to avoid contact with explosive objects. There are a huge number of accidents every year due to neglect of safety measures.
Another dangerous find from this dugout was the German mine – Tellermine 35 Stahl (T Mi 35 St) anti-tank mine.
I also found a part of a German book. The lack of oxygen helped save several pages. I would be grateful for the translation of the text in the comments to this article.
During the day, I managed to find a few more relics from the dugout. I will attach the photo below. Also at the end of the article I will attach a link to a video about this excavation. The video has English subtitles. I hope you found this article interesting. Thank you for attention.