Remains of Soviet soldiers, Wehrmacht propaganda leaflets, TT pistol and many other relics of the WWII +18
Hello dear reader! This time again I will tell you about the excavation of the relics with metal detector of the Second World War. On that day, the Leningrad Front was generous in finds. Enjoy reading!
The day of excavation began with the fact that we found a large number of cartridges and grenades in one pit. The cartridges turned out to be for the Soviet anti-tank gun PTRD. In the same pit, we found a brass sleeve from a German 10.5 cm shell. Every time I am amazed at how many weapons were used during the WWII. After all, all these resources could be used for peaceful purposes ….
Remains of a soldier
A few meters from the previous pit, we found a new signal. Having excavated the ground, we saw the remains of a Soviet soldier. Unfortunately, the bones rot over time in the swampy area, so we exhumed what survived and continued.
The next signal was a Soviet cigarette case. Having opened it, we saw an inscription. Next to the cigarette case was a rare item – a TT officer’s pistol. This pistol is the dream of any collector in the CIS countries. The gun was in good condition.
From the next trench, we dug out an incredible relic. These were German propaganda leaflets sealed in a special shell. One of the shells was opened. But the rest were intact, which meant that we have a chance to get the leaflets in perfect condition. Having arrived home, we of course opened these shells and took out the leaflets. Photos are attached.
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One more hero
Continuing the excavation, I discovered the remains of another Soviet soldier. There were many different objects lying next to the remains of the soldier. However, the soldier did not have an ID-capsule. After the exhumation, all remains will be reburied at a local mass grave with all military honors.
Interesting finds of the day
Of the interesting finds, there was also a detail from a German 80mm mortar. There was a German mortar crew here. I also found a German aluminum buckle (standard buckle of a Wehrmacht soldier). Another nice find was the German helmet, which was well preserved.
That day turned out to be generous in finds. But the main thing for us is that we were able to find the remains of the dead soldiers. Over 75 years later, they will finally find peace.
Thank you for your attention. I hope the article was interesting to you. Below you can watch a video about this day. This video will have English subtitles. Good luck.