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Relics found in Estonia !!

Discussion in 'Battlefield Relics' started by Paul Errass, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Paul Errass

    Paul Errass Member

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    Here are some relics found during my trips to Estonia,

    cheers

    Paul
     

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  2. Erich

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    Paul good to see you over here during your busy schedule. any Kriegsmarine items found out of curiousity ? your still leading excursions in the east correct ?
     
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    Some more
     

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    Hello Erich thanks for the welcome after i've been away for a while , yes i'm still leading Tours and Battlefield Archaeology trips to the Eastern front.

    Am due to go in 2 days time but i fear the Icelandic volcanic ash is going to prevent it !!

    No Kriegmarine stuff i'm afraid,

    cheers

    Paul
     
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    That must be amazing to be finding that stuff untouched since!
     
  6. Paul Errass

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    A few more !!
     

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    Paul

    wasn't sure just how much digging you have had chance to do at the coast.

    think the volcano's ash and smoke will dissipate soon enough back in 1980 we were close enough to Mt. St. Helens when she blew in fact we took off for Europe in the crystalin ash, every auto/truck/building was covered in a thin coat and the ash clouds circled the earth twice, everyone thought it was the end of the world .............. well surprise surprise
     
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    Some great stuff you have found, that last SS buckle, amazing.

    Jerry
     
  9. Paul Errass

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    We were going to excavate some sites near the Baltic coast on the trip this time , hopefully we'll get there or we'll try an rebook the flights etc for next week.

    Nice to see things are still thriving here !!
     
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    seriously Paul if you get to the Baltic and find some KM items write me a private if you would. with all the last ditch fighting along the seaboard from both sides you will probably find with your team some wild stuff. Hela bay and the island chain sounds like a most likely venture or Pillau or ?

    yes the forums are doing ok here a good thing
     
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    Got hundreds more photos but some are to big to upload and i haven't got time to resize them !!
     
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    No problems Erich i'll let you know if we find anything , probably going to visit the Kriegsmarine Artillery gun batteries at Merekula.
     
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    MP40 and another SS Buckle !!
     

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    oh man Paul you have me drooling, good for you, take many pics. and say go ahead please remind us of your web-site again here pn this thread as I have lost the URl and it is time for a revisit.

    thanks !
     
  15. Skipper

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    excellent dig ups there, at least your koppelschlösser are genuine and it's is a real delight to admire them.
     
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    ye sir Skip

    Paul do you have info's on the KM unit based there as well as how many guns associated with protection of the bay ?
     
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    hey Paul I hope you didn't have any trouble to bring the relics back home safely
     
  18. Paul Errass

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    Erich,

    Marine Bataillon Hohnschild held the coast here with a Battery of 15cm guns , they were part of Kampfgruppe Kuste. These units also held the coast between the Oranianbaum pocket and the Narva river before the retreat to Estonia at the end of Jan 1944.
     
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    Most of them are no problem Skipper , firearms execepted of course !! They remain in the East !!
     
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    That's a great strategic place, no wonder the Axis try to hold it as long as possible

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