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Loos Soil for sale


Paul Reed
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Hmmmmm,think i'll pass on that one.It'll be interesting to see if they recieve any bids !!.

Stephen :unsure:

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well if albert can sell dirt in the museum whats next fragment of bone found at the but de warlencourt

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For sale:

Passchendaele mud ! original!!! only 1£ for 1 pound

Broodseinde ridge soil!! 1,5£ a pound (with 1 shrapnell lead ball included)

On request we can get more Salient soil.

the Salient souvenir soil compagny. :D

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What's so unusual about this item? After the war, the French sold "Sacred Soil", I think it was called, from various battlefields that where in neat pottery containers copying those markers with the helmets on that still can be found today.

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Andrew,

you are my sales manager!

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Gilles,

that is true. BUT the sacred soil was sold to help war veterans and war invalids.

The "jar" were it is in was a collectable to. It was more a symbolic buy.

I think this sale is completely different.

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Damn! I was after a tablespoonful of Loose soil for my garden.

Ho, hum! Maybe next time.

Richard

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It's rather difficult to see from the picture whether the soil comes with a nice container.

Robbie :P

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On a serious point ( me ). Laugh while you can, because it wont be long before someone will start to offer more sinister battlefied substances for sale on ebay. :( Maybe one of a long lost relative, kind of aint funny any more is it ?? :(

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In the Russo-Japanese war, the battle for Port Arthur was a particularly bloody affair in which the Japanese won by the sheer weight of numbers thrown at the russian defenses. Hill 203 was the scene of the worst of the battle.

Afterwards the Japanese scraped the (blood-soaked) topsoil off the hill, transported it back to Japan and made sake cups and flasks in commemoration of the dead, it's not clear whether these were made for the NOK or just sold

chris

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