Almost immediately I had a nice find in my hand. A cloth chevron in really good condition. The black cloth triangle had the silver/aluminum tress sewn on, which had gotten a hint of green color from some copper wire that laid next to it. I think the chevron is either for a WH Panzer Obergefreiter, or a SS Rottenführer, either way a very nice find :) I found some remains of a book, a metal plate with a paper label with French writings on and a bakelite box full of safety pins for ZZ35 igniters. A smashed field radio took some time to get loose from the ground and in the process I found three intact radio tubes and several destroyed ones. Then I uncovered the tip of a boot, dug it out, and got a funny surprise. A pair of German ancle boots had been cut down into a comfy pair of slippers, now thats an unusual find :) When I removed some soil I got all excited. I saw a dog-tag, and then another, and a whole bunch of them!! Three seasons ago was last time I found a dog-tag, and have wanted to find more ever since. Now I had 16 of them, and of course they were all blank and unissued. I should have been more specific when I wished for finding tags :D
I dug up a couple of lighters, two were rusted but a third were made from finer metal and had survived far better. A Luftwaffe marked teaspoon was a first for me. I have never found aluminum teaspoons marked with the eagles before. Sadly this one had rotted in the middle and broke in two. Three small ampoules with something inside was also something I have never seen before. They were a little bit bigger than matches, made of brown glass and filled with a dark fluid thicker than water. A little mystery. One of the last finds today was a small hand held wire spool. We had other things we should have done today so it was time to end the digging fun. The Girlfriend had no luck finding berries, but had located several possible dumping ditches which we ll check out sometime soon.
Have a great week :)