Early this summer we were in a forest outside Saldus, where the frontline ran during the Kurland battles. Fierce fighting took place here and everywhere you make a sweep with the metaldetector you get a signal from shrapnel or other battle discards. Legenda have found and recovered several missing soldiers here earlier. I think it was the Swedes in the group that had luck first this time. They dug on a interesting signal and soon found bones. The remains was in pieces so it was obvious the soldier had been killed by an explosison. As the winter had stayed longer than usual this spring, the soil was water filled and very hard to dig but that didnt stop the guys from opening another hole where another fallen was found. The soldiers was identified as Soviet by the equipment found with them. I dont have much pics of this dig as at this point I had wandered off on my own and was lost in the Latvian forest, running around like a headless chicken trying to find my way back, but thats for another report.
Red Army Soldiers Recovered
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