WW2 Relics - Metal Detecting in Germany

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Join me on one of my WW2 relic hunting adventures.   In this episode, I find a German helmet, Nazi porcelain and more!  Equipped with my Garrett Ace 150 metal detector and my Garrett pinpointer I scour the mossy forest floor for remanence left behind from the deadliest war in history.

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It's dangerous work and I must proceed with caution, I could turn up live artillery with every shovel.   Live bombs, grenades, and ammunition will be turned over to the proper disposal unit.  The sandy soil makes digging easy so I use my shovel as little as possible.  The mossy top can be peeled back by hand and relics can be sifted through my fingers.

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It's wild mushroom season and many people are out in the forest looking to fill their baskets, I try to avoid people and keep a low profile with my metal detector.  I do not want to draw any unnecessary attention to myself.  It is mid-September and the weather is crisp, I venture out in a sweater, though it is warm enough to work in a t-shirt once I begin digging.

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The sounds of the tall pine trees squeaking and banging together in the autumn breeze stand the hair on the back of my neck, I feel an ominous presence.  I keep a keen ear for the sound of cars passing on the nearest road, this gives me a sense of safety.  I know my way around this forest well but getting turned around can happen in an instance if my guard is let down.  It is mid-day so I do not have to worry about the sun setting.  Once I wrap up and begin to head out I feel a sense of peace and start to realize the beauty and serene state of the forest that was once home to the deadliest war in history.


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