Published on October 17th, 2013 | by Boris


The amount of materiel left over after World War Two and abandoned in the forests and swamps of Europe is truly staggering. Time and progress has covered up much of what the Germans and others left behind as they advanced or retreated over vast swathes of land.

But metal detectors and the study of old battle-plans can yield some amazing results. Especially in the mainly under-developed regions of Eastern Europe.

Behold a find of much awesomeness…


At first, it was just a beeping noise on the metal detector. Some scrabbling around in the dirt and the prize began to reveal itself…


The sands of time needed to be removed slowly


It would pay to be gentle with that shovel


Looks as if it’s mostly all there, too


Some gentle pushing with human legs to loosen it from the grip of the earth…


…et voila!


It sees the sunlight again! But what is it they have dug up?


One of these, actually. Cool, huh?


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is a writer who has contributed to many magazines and websites over the years, edited a couple of those things as well, and written a few books. But his most important contribution is pissing people off. He feels this is his calling in life and something he takes seriously. He also enjoys whiskey, whisky and the way girls dance on tables. And riding motorcycles. He's pretty keen on that, too.

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