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Debris of War - phototour

Part 5:

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

Two pieces, bottom part and side fragment, of a German 170mm trenchmortar (minenwerfer) with alloy driving-band still in place.

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

Assortment of German periodic glassware (wine-, beer-, snaps- and medicine-bottles) retrieved from a dump located below a large former German trench-system.

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

One empty and one complete German 180mm trenchmortar (Minenwerfer) grenade. This - in 1915 introduced - minenwerfer was smoothbore and fired a thin steel body grenade with wooden re-inforced base and small leather band around the base which acted as driving-band. The empty cilinder and base plates were put there for the picture as illustration, the live (complete) one was as it was found (do not touch).

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

Once again a collection of periodic glassware, a couple of German 8x57 spent cartridges, a French 'Petard' handgrenade and a lower part of a socalled German 'Reservistenpfeife' pipe with IRON CROSS still visible (small white piece in the middle of the picture).

Reservistenpfeife part - enlarged
Select for close-up of the porcelain center piece.

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

The body (without the tailfin and nose fuze) of a French type B Model 1916 60mm Brandt compressed air trench mortar.

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Vosges mountains - May 2001

Collection of German spent cartridges, 8x57 chargers, eyepiece of a gasmask, several buttons and a couple of alloy O-rings of a shelter sheet.


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