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14,000 WW 2 dog tags found near London. !

Discussion in 'Living History' started by gtblackwell, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    That story reminds me of the much more modest find in Tennessee of about 200 dog tags that were eventually traced to the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate). This find is obviously much more significant if only by the sheer numbers. Its great that they are working on returning them to the families.
     
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    Unbelievable find. Glad to see that hes going to try to trace the families of these men.
     
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    Great story.
     
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    That is a division, a lot of me. How they got there needs to be fully exolored and the military bneeds to assit in tracing them back to families. It is indeed a great story of considerable.

    Thanks all of you for "liking it " It just struct me as most worthy of a read,

    Gaines
     
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    Wow, what a story and a life long quest for seeking the families.
     
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    If and only If it's confirmed thise huge amount are authentic tags, then it would be a great find. There are likely the ones that were issued for the army and left at the casern in case of loss and/or for indetification matters. The Germans and the French acted in a similar way. This is how a few years ago 200 Fallschirmjäger tags were found intact in Normandy.
     
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    I hope he finds as many of the owners and families as possible.
     
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    After a close look, they are unofficial tags , possibly prototypes. They look like French WW1 tags but have a less oval shape. I still have my doubts, as they look very new for items that have been buried for 70 years.
     

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