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...not one of mine, but I think this picture nicely portrays some of the grim realism behind 'that nice minty pickelhaube' that may be found! .... St.Laurent Blangy, 2006...

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SMLE from between Authuille and 'the Nab'...July 1st 1991...

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...though straight ones make better wall-hangers! (Longueval Aug 1996)...

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Lebel from near Langemarck , July 1986...

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G98 (still with wood), Hill 60 environs, July 1986 (good month that one!)...

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...and a few of the (apparantly) 'dodgier' items that occasionally (actually , quite regularly!) turn up...

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Adrian from Malmaison (C des dames) Aug 1995...

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Brodie tin lid... dredged from the river at Treux, April 1986....

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.....some of the grim realism behind 'that nice minty pickelhaube' that may be found!.....

Any further info on this soldier

Andy

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Interseting and evocative items shown. Thanks for posting.

TT

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There used to be a story going the rounds of a couple of lads digging around the undergrowth in delville Wood who came across the remans of a German Helmet, got it out, and got to their car, on closer examination it was filled with human hair, they both screamed and chucked it back.

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Hiya,

before I post any photo's,are we just using photo's of stuff that we have found,or that we have bought?

Thanks in advance.

David.

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Found (I hope)... and, going off the original post, I get the impression that the 'rules' are Found whilst wandering and without the use of any mechanical means.

Dave (PS...people actually buy this junk??? :D )

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A plea from someone living thousands of miles away. More photos please !!!!!!!

Reminds me of an old song - "You dont know how lucky you are".

Tony

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A plea from someone living thousands of miles away. More photos please !!!!!!!

Reminds me of an old song - "You dont know how lucky you are".

Tony

Tony,

I concur absolutely!

Cheers Andy.

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Found (I hope)... and, going off the original post, I get the impression that the 'rules' are Found whilst wandering and without the use of any mechanical means.

Dave (PS...people actually buy this junk??? :D )

Well,yeah they do,Dave & there will always be a market,spose.

Here's a Newton found close to the German in the picklehaub but a bit earlier than the dig/extension.

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Lewis from nr.Monchy;

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Livens gas from nr,Arras (vague but,it was a wee while ago)

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A bit rarer,

German version of a Livens battery,south of Bois de Sarte(sidoac).

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3 shown but,there were others.

All left for disposal as one was still charged.

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I am pretty sure that one item on here came from me

There's definately 1 item that (I think) may have originated from you, though it's only showing a very small bit of it. If you see the pic of the Adrian, there's the edge of another shown to the left... this is that Chasseur Adrian that you brought up to Burnley a couple of years back (I swapped it for a Toffee Apple I brought bacK from Hill 60...after all, what the hell do I want with a bloody Toffee Apple? :huh: ). I've not included it in the pics coz I didn't personally find it (and I cocked up with superglue whilst trying to stabalise the badge on it! (It looks like I've had 'too much of a good time' with it now !!! :lol: )

Dave (PS just looked around the internet and was surprised to find someone dealing in nothing but this stuff...unbelievable prices!!!)

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A bit rarer,

German version of a Livens battery,south of Bois de Sarte(sidoac).

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3 shown but,there were others.

All left for disposal as one was still charged.

i remember them well lol

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Jon,

I visited the Somme for 12 years before a "significant find"...then every year I seemed to find a badge simply by walking the ploughed fields.

For the last two years of plenty of walking....nothing, yet my companion a few meters from me found the Middlesex and Kent badge in two days...they find you and not the other way round.

Regards

TT

In my case I don't think they're trying very hard! In all seriousness, I would never dig and I have issues with taking things which might be of archaeological value. But, in truth, I've lugged home a few shell cases and some entrenching tool blades and have photographed many grenades from a safe distance. I'd like to find something smaller (do I mean significant?) for the experience. Just being in those places and keeping faith with the fallen means the world to me.

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