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MikeyH
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On Yesterday (Freeview channel 19) on Wednesday 16th at 8.00 pm, a team digs at Pond Farm and 'unearths a rare artifact 

from the opening day of the battle'.  Sounds intriguing.

 

Mike.

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robins2

I wonder what the rare artifact might be???

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BIFFO

:thumbsup:

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edwin astill
On 14/05/2018 at 05:03, robins2 said:

I wonder what the rare artifact might be???

 

Part set of someone's gnashers.

 

Edwin

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PhilB

And an Austrian shell, unfired, with safety wire still in.

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Knotty

British 18 pounder fuse dated July 1917

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paulgranger

Not wishing to appear underwhelmed, but they found some bullet clips, shrapnel balls, and unexploded shells. Not exactly surprising. What was food for thought was the presenters struggling to walk through the clay soil they had dug up. How much more difficult must it have been under fire.

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PhilB
10 hours ago, paulgranger said:

Not wishing to appear underwhelmed, but they found some bullet clips, shrapnel balls, and unexploded shells. Not exactly surprising. What was food for thought was the presenters struggling to walk through the clay soil they had dug up. How much more difficult must it have been under fire.

I suspect that the general public would have been quite impressed with what, to GWF members, might seem routine. Personally, I would have been very pleased to have been handed a newly unearthed (unmudded?), minty looking nosecone to add to mine:) Perhaps not the shrapnel balls or shell fragments!:unsure:

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BIFFO
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well I enjoyed it,:thumbsup:

have had the privilege of going to pond farm and meeting stijin,and a jolly fine fellow he is .mind I did pucker up while standing near the cage full  waiting for devo,to collect,I asked are these dangerous "no but these are as he picked up a detonator"change of trousers required back at hotel ???

At least the Canadian as in his last two documentaries Ypres/Somme didnt keep referring to "stuff "as war junk :o

Biffo 

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