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Debris of War - phototour

Part 6:

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Chemin des Dames area- May 2002

Unexploded German 77mm "long" shell.

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Chemin des Dames area - May 2002

German trench-mortar round or 'taube' (picture taken as found, someone else probably placed it on the rock after digging it up).

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Chemin des Dames area - May 2002

Unexploded French 240mm shell. This one had been fired in a hurry, because instead of a fuze the transport plug is still present.

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Chemin des Dames area - May 2002

With lots of leaves on the ground in a woody area full of undergowth it was not easy to spot the 5 inch long metal rod as a rifle. As always luck had a lot to do with it. Once uncovered it appears to be an early model Long Lee-Enfield Mk I*.

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Somme area - May 2002

Despite the yearly ploughing we found a couple of British .303 cartridges close together, part of the chargers still in place.

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Somme area - May 2002

Another batch of bangers in the corner of a ploughed field.
A selection of several dangerous looking British 18 pndr's, a German 75mm trench-mortar round and German 77mm shells.
Although this looks harmless when you have a closer look you will notice that these are all duds with the fuze still in place (including the one on the right)!

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(more relics pictures).


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