Strong point of the Wehrmacht
Winter was very snowy this year, some levels of snow in the forest waist-high. But that did not stop me from searching what appeared to be a German strongpoint, according to a German aerial photo of the area.
Almost immediately, I found a small dugout and started digging it out. I found several items, and among them there was a worthy collectible one: the internal rack from the case of German M-24 grenades. These are the grenades that were super easy to throw, due to its wooden handle which acted as a lever.
The bottom of the dugout was strewn with rifle cartridges and cases. In the far right corner were two inkwells, indicating that there was once a desk there.
In the other corner of the dugout layed empty bottles of alcohol and a German fork-spoon. This must’ve been where the soldiers ate and drank in the dugout.
At the very exit from the dugout, I found the most interesting find from world war of that day: a very well-preserved Wehrmacht aluminum buckle.