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#1 melle

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:49 PM

Hello!
A few weeks ago i went to the Hurtgen forest with my m.d.
One of the findings was this piece of a cigarettebox.I also found a small knife in a foxhole and a nice U.S.collar disc.Altough it was wet and cold it was a nice day for me!
Grt Melle!

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:05 PM

Melle,

Thanks you for sharing your precious finds ;).... if you only knew who these belonged to?? None the less, a rare discovery.

all the best,

Jem

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:11 PM

Thx Jem
I only found initials on the box.A.H.
Someone told me that this box was made in northren France.So maybe the owner was there at D-day and lost it during the battle in the Hurtgen.I also found the inscription VIII on the box .8th Infantrie Division?

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:18 PM

great box lid. Northern France you say? That's hard to say, I would take that for granted, it might a swell be German or even British. Who knows when and where this was picked up by a G.I. ? It could be a sweetheart souvenir .

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:24 PM

Yes you'r right Skipper!;)
But it was sure something special for the owner!

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:09 AM

nice finds, do you metal detect alot?
All the Best,

Andy

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:44 AM

nice finds, do you metal detect alot?

Hi Andy!
I try to go so much as i can but i don't have always the chance.(work):(
Let's say three days in a month?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:35 AM

Melle you must have many other nice relics then, don' t hesitate to post them here.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:32 PM

Hi Andy!
I try to go so much as i can but i don't have always the chance.(work):(
Let's say three days in a month?



that still sounds good to me!

as skipper said please do show us some more of your finds :)
All the Best,

Andy

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:34 AM

Great finds, could you post the others?
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for the want of a shoe the horse was lost, for the want of a horse the rider was lost, for the want of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

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