Emotional stuff 2 days ago. Found the remains of a fallen soldier – a skull and mixed bones from legs, arms ribs… No ID tag. German, Russian, Romanian, civil, who knows? I found it on a slope, 5m under some trenche line where in 1944 the 79.Infanterie Division were fighting the Red Army to secure the Northen Jassy Sector. Nothing to brag about but just a reminder – we are lucky to have this “hobby” because others lost their gear, weapons and their lives dying for basicaly nothing. That was not their call, others tossed the dices for them. When ever you get this strange chance of finding “someone”, please treat the whole thing with respect like that someone was your lost grand grand father you grand grand mother espected all her life to come back home alive miraculously after many years had passed and he was declared missing. No emo shit, keep it true. RIP. Thanks to the authorities for all the support.
Told you about that second entrenching tool found last week that was in the cleaning. A clear “Myth Busted!”. Always loved the photos with soldiers carrying the shovels oriented on the left/heart side in the disperate thought that this will give them some kind of bullet protection. No matter the nationality, no matter the way they tried to trick death, they all wanted to live.
One of the two entrenching tools I found last week – this is a Red Army ww2 shovel in good condition. The other one is in a more interesting shape with some cool battle damadge. More pics soon after I finish removing the rust off of it.
3 digging days, same (black) pants.