Two German helmets in winter color in perfect condition
Last time, while excavating the relics of the Second World War, I noticed one small German dugout. Taking a metal detector, I checked this dugout for metal. From all sides of the dugout, my detector made sounds, which meant only one thing – the need to dig.
My friend and I left for the forest in the morning. Arriving at the site, we had breakfast and started excavations. The first finds appeared at a depth of more than half a meter. These were the standard household items of a soldier. The first interesting find was a beautiful penknife with a bakelite handle. As it turned out later, it was a hoof knife for cleaning and processing horses’ hooves.
After a couple of hours, finds became more and more. In one corner of the dugout, I found several combs, an empty tube of toothpaste, a bottle of cologne, and more. Most likely there was a washstand in this corner, where German soldiers put themselves in order in the morning.
In another corner lays a German gas mask canister, a pot lid, 7×92 cartridges, parts of the K98 carbine, a folding sapper shovel, a German M-24 grenade in excellent condition (paint and inscriptions on the grenade body were preserved) and so on.
Helmets from swamp
Incredible luck to find a helmet in the dugout. Clay prevents oxygen from penetrating into the dugout, so all items are well preserved. This time we were very lucky – we found two German helmets in winter colors in the dugout. These helmets were in perfect condition and beautiful in appearance. Even the leather parts looked new.
A little disappointment
Having cleared the mud from our helmets, we were a little disappointed. One helmet was damaged. There were several large cracks on the helmet. However, we did not lose the heart. The undamaged helmet was signed – Stabsgefreiter Shenk.
These are the findings that were found in the next German dugout of the Leningrad Front. Even more cool finds await us ahead, which await us in deep dugouts. Thank you for your attention, I hope you were very interested. I will attach a video of these excavations below. There are also many interesting videos from previous excavations on our YouTube channel. Many videos have English subtitles.