With no time to spare I drove to a forest where I can park just meters away from the search area and went to work with the metal detector.
Here I have located several dumping pits and just picked one of them and began digging. A zeltbahn had rotted away in the pit and I tried to pick out all the small buttons from the soil,not an easy task as they are all soil colored after 70 years down there, but the pinpointer was to great help. The guy who lives next to the forest had spotted me and came out for a chat and helped digging a bit and we dug out hundreds of horse shoe ice cleats.
Then I took direction towards a huge ditch I ve dug a bit on earlier. I haven`t found much interesting there yet and it is difficult to dig because barbed wire from the german camp is criss crossing the surface and in the soil but I am sure there is interesting bits there so it needs to be searched. I managed to clear away some of the wire and had a corner by the edge of the ditch I could start digging. It was quite a bit of metal there, lots of food tins and bottles. A few signal flares in nice condition was nice to find and part of a helmet strap gives me hopes of a helmet down there somewhere. It was getting darker now so I took a last scoop of soil out of the hole and found a soldiers flashlight, a Zeiler , made of bakelite, a super cool find, it really made my day. As I got up from the hole I noticed that the grass was already white of frost so I packed up and drove back home.
Guess where I will be digging tomorrow :D