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Debris of War - phototour

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Somme area (Thiepval) - May 1996

German Model 1916 helmet. No inner lining hence the holes in the side. In remarkable good and above all solid condition. A nice find.

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Chemin des Dames area - May 1998

German Model 1916 trench or sniper shield.

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Somme area - May 1999

Part of a not so complete German Model 1916 trench or sniper shield.

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Somme area - May 2000

A very nice Scottish badge of the Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow regiment) accompanied for the picture by two .303 Lee Enfield cartridges dated 1915.

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Somme area - May 2000

British items found almost on the same spot: an 18 pndr. carrying clip (see also Item 2.2), a guncharge primer (T-shape, brass) - officially called Friction T-tube Mark IV - and two large steel transport plugs for 6inch howitzer ammunition.

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Italian Dolomites - July 2000

German rifleclip for the M.1888 (in calibre 8x57 I). Clips (known as Laderahmen 88) could contain a maximum of five cartridges. In reasonable condition considering the fact that the thin metal clip has been exposed to the elements for over 80 years!

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