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This is a discussion on WWII Eastern front relics within the Military History forums, part of the Armed Services category; Pretty cool relics found on the Russian/German front. http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/0...battlefields/2...

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Old December 28th, 2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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WWII Eastern front relics

Pretty cool relics found on the Russian/German front.


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Old December 28th, 2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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Very cool thanks for the link. Those folks digging are known as black diggers and hide their faces because it is an outlawed activity unless licensed to do so.


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Old December 28th, 2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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Some of that stuff is in amazing shape.

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Someone should inform them that even 70+ year old munitions can be hazardous to ones health... lol

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Old December 28th, 2016, 10:42 AM   #5
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I like the K98's with slings still on them. Betting they were underwater. Curious if the receiver codes were still legible.

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Old December 28th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #6
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Some of that stuff is in amazing shape.
I was just thinking the same thing.......some amazing finds over there.

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 02:31 PM   #7
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Here is another site about relic hunting near Kiev:


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Old January 2nd, 2017, 02:46 PM   #8
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Interesting. Thanks. Found this on metals: "Corrosion is slowed in peats and other waterlogged soils that are permanently anaerobic, especially of the groundwater is alkaline." This is also temperature dependent, with decreased corrosion with decreasing temps.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #9
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Very cool thanks for the link. Some amazing finds over there. Some of that stuff is in amazing shape. I like do some historical investigation.. I also find some interesitng thing with my metal detector such as coins.I can not only understand the flow of history, but also the social fabric and context.

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