I have these two Notek lights collecting dust so I brought them up and took a few shots of them. The first one I found on a dumping site where Org.Todt had a garage and storage in Nordland,Norway.
This one is just the front cover,but it has the glass intact. This was found in a barn some years ago.
I gave the relic SS-helmet a bath in oxalic acid and a good scrub. Some more rust and dirt came of and a little more paint became visible. Also the decal became a bit more visible as well. It is clearer in real than what I manage to capture with my camera and the dark winter lights we have up here now.
On the battlefields is a lot of grenades laying around. I tend to leave those live ones untouched, but parts of detonated or destroyed grenades I like and usually pick them up. All of these first ones is found on different sites in Kurland.
Parts of a Gewehr grenade (rifle grenade)
Fragmentation sleeve for the german M24 stickgrenade.
Head for a M43 grenade. It looks like it has a smooth fragmentation sleeve slipped on.
Release arm for the Red Army Rpg40 grenade.
Part of a M24 found in the Norwegian forests.
Strictly speaking not a grenade, but a mine. The Stockmine, or concretemine. From Latvia.
A thread for magazines. Some field found and some "loft/barn" finds.
First off a M1 Garand clip found in a 50`s farmyard dumping pit. The Norwegian Army used a lot of these rifles in the early 1950`s and lots of them ended up in private homes,,so maybe someone dropped this when shooting crows at the dump..?
The Sten Gun was popular among Norwegian resistance. Many were even produced in workshops and basements, in secret of course, around Norway for resistance groups. This magazine was found in the barn of a house which belonged to a man involved in the resistance during the war.
Soviet Ppsh magazines. The Ppsh was a very sturdy and reliable gun which German troops often picked up and used alongside their issued weapon. All found on Kurland battlefields.
A Stg.44 Magazine. Found inside a bunker in Kurland.
K98 Mauser clips found in Kurland.
Lee Enfield magazine. Barn find from Norway.
A selection of bottles found on different sites.
Some perfume bottles found while digging. I love to find these small bottles,some of them is really nice.
First a worn bottle of Glockengasse 4711 found in a trenchline in Kurland. This perfume was heavily distributed to u-boat crew so they could stand living together without a shower for months. But having found many of them on land it seems they was popular amongst ground crew as well.
Together with a couple from Norway.
Two 4711 from dumping pits in Northern Norway.
Also from Northern Norway.
I think its been ink in this one..
I think some kind of medicine bottles,found in Kurland.
Two Nivea skinoil bottles found in dumping pits in Norway. Note the slight difference in them.
Birkenwasser , Dcalle , Haarwasser.
A very beautiful 1l bottle found in a German camp in Norway.
We often find bayonets when searching a battlefield or second line trenches. The most common is the bayonet for the K98 Mauser rifle which I`ll post a few pics of here whenever I find some. To start with these 3 have been found on different places in the Kurland pocket.
This next one was found in a river in Nordland,Norway.
Whitewashed German M42 helmet, from Latvia.
Red Army helmet
found in Kurland. It was found in clay in a trenchline.Cleaned with Oxalic acid.
A very nice relic I think,I just love the patina on it.
Heavy battledamaged fragment of German helmet. Dug in trenchline in Kurland.
A very rusted Red Army helmet found in Kurland, Latvia. A few small spots of original color only.
German helmet with a ding on the side. Looks like a splinter and detonation damage. Found in clay in Kurland but when I cleaned it I saw that it had been in a fire..I wonder if someone threw it in a fire on purpose,if a fire broke out in the bunker or prehaps it was used flamethrower on it,,we`ll never know I guess.
Fragment of Red Army helmet uncovered on a battlefield.
Battledamaged and rusted piece of German helmet.Kurzeme.
German SS-helmet found in SS-Regiment Niederlandes positions by Hiiemetsa,Vaivara ,Estonia.
German helmet,looks like Wehrmacht. Kurland.
..same helmet after oxalic acid bath..
A battledamaged German helmet shell from Latvia.
German helmet, heavily damaged. Stalingrad.
After cleaning it in oxalic acid some more paint show and there was rests of a decal under the rust.
M1916/18 Found in Latvia.
I have come across German porcelain in several of the sites I have been digging in Norway. Most of the times it is broken pieces and the rarest times a whole plate or cup. I collected some of the broken bits to see if they would fit together. Here is the result,,and a few unbroken pieces as well.
When searching a battlefield much of the signals will be from shrapnel. This can be an annoyance but I kind of like these little pieces of war history,although some of the shrapnel isn`t very little at all, some can weigh many kilogram and have razor sharp edges..and the soldiers on the recieving end of fast flying, red hot shrapnel probably thought of them than more as a little annoying..
S-Minen zünder 35. S.Mi.Z.35. Used for the S-Mines. Pressure to the prongs ignited the charge. These prongs was often the only thing sticking up above the ground where the mine was hidden. Often used With a T-Stück, which made two of these detonators stick up from the S-mine.
ZZ42 für Riegelmine. Made of Bakelite and steel tube.Also used for the stockmine and as detonator for boobytraps.
ZündschnurAnzünder 29 An.Z.29
Used for Tellerminen, prepared charges and smoke charges.
Zündschnur adapter. Used together with the above detonator and a lenght of safety fuse, for example when setting off a prepared pioneer charge.
Part of Brennzünder 40.
For the german M39"egg-hangrenade"