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    I was wondered to see that peoples still finding a lot of items and in good condition. Source of the pictures http://warrelics.eu/forum/battlefiel...alingrad-4480/
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    You'll find stuff like this in forrests around Berlin too...

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    In Hürtgen Forest there are found 7 MIA remains pro year in average. Says German wikipedia.

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    http://moviesfoundonline.com/afterma...nts_of_war.php

    Forward to 14:50 for Battle of Stalingrad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek View Post
    You'll find stuff like this in forrests around Berlin too...
    On the Seelow hochen? For sure that was a big battle, but that is a forbid area for digging at all.

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    Here´s a great link on the subject: http://www.lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk/Exhibits%20list.htm

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    I guess wherever there have been major war ops, we'll keep find evidence like forever...
    I, for example, live on the coast just south west of Rome (Italy). The Allies hit the beaches (for a lenght of 20 K) on Jan 22 '44.
    After some 65 years is still possible to find bits of gear buried here and there, helments, ammo cases, weapons. In most cases everything is rusty and rotten, but we had a few cases of live ordnance found in ploughed fields and such.
    No wonder that Stalingrad siege evidence is still there...

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    In 1996 in France I came across some old rust artillery shells a farmer had dug up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyptyl View Post
    On the Seelow hochen? For sure that was a big battle, but that is a forbid area for digging at all.
    not only there... and you don't even have to dig... My cousin stumbled upon a corroded German steel helmet taking a walk in the forrests northwest of berlin once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek View Post
    not only there... and you don't even have to dig... My cousin stumbled upon a corroded German steel helmet taking a walk in the forrests northwest of berlin once...
    Yes, that is a easily could be find in that area, most better time to walk is a spring, when no grass and leafs on the trees. I've heard the same about the STG 44

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    I've exceeded the number of posts I could see in that link, so I can't dredge up the photo and post it here, but on page 2 or 3, is that a photo of a Charlemagne SS helmet (just because of the tricolor shield)?? Was the Charlemagne at Stalingrad?

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    Lots of stuff being dug up in Stalingrad for sale on the internet,

    and as equally lots of fake items being offered as well.

    Also watch out for the Luftwaffe "Tokens" supposedly issued to the men who were to get a last chance flight out, these are round or square pieces of tin, with a "V" shaped device cut out, despite the spiel they are Luftwaffe cargo identification tokens.

    As they are made of thin sheet tin I am surprised they lasted so long in the ground, but a very easy item to fake today.

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    I don't think that such a cheap items is being faked, that is the first, but secondary- the ground can preserve iven the bodies and papers too. I don't see any of the Charlemagne helmets there
    Here is the link with the well preserved pilot, from a Hurricane plane
    http://warrelics.eu/forum/armour-wea...rn-russia-514/

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    And another items in good condition from Wolchow front
    http://warrelics.eu/forum/battlefiel...nt-places-946/
    Last edited by gyptyl; 10-22-2009 at 05:40 PM. Reason: Grammar editing

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    Is it Legal to dig, take and sell Battlefield stuff in Europe?

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