Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:51 PM
I may be new to this forum but I have seen these same arguements, sorry points of view, expressed in many other threads.
The original posting was what is your best find, NOT is the keeping of battlefield finds in agreement with your personal views. Amazing how many replies seem to have missed this.
No matter how many times this subject is debated THERE WILL BE NO ANSWER ACCEPTABLE TO ALL.
We all have our opinions on whats right & wrong. Don't missunderstand me, there are grey areas but each person's grey areas are diffrent.
Using the example of say a relic canteen (I wish, or does that give my view away) seen lying on the surface.
Person one thinks great find & takes it home without any further thoughts, finders keepers.
Person two believes that it will only be taken by someone else if they leave it there so they take it home as it's removal is now justified.
Person three thinks it would be best left for others to see but being in a newly ploughed field, it will rust beyond recognition in a short while if left, so takes it to preserve it.
Person six takes it but makes a GPS note of its position to alert the relevant authorities.
Person seven leaves it where it is and believes that it should rust into the ground, earth to earth, dust to dust etc.
The point is ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE RIGHT! It just depends on your view point.
Now can we please all agree to disagree & get back to the topic in question.
My answer to the original question is an english coin from Plug Street. If only it could talk.