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tammilnad

Today's harvest with the diggers in Boezinghe

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tammilnad

Opening up 1915 trench.

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robbie

Got any more? Very interesting. Who are these men, and are you one of them?

Robbie

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tammilnad

Hi Robbie,

I was that busy banging the photo's in I mist your reply.

The men are the Diggers.

I have many more I have taken the best five I will post tomorrow.

I am to my limit of space available to me for today.

Regards Frans

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robbie
Hi Robbie,

I was that busy bang the photo's in I mist your reply.

The men are the Diggers.

I have many more I have taken the best five I will post tomorrow.

I am to my limit of space available to me for today.

Regards Frans

Hi Frans. Who are they? Archaeologists? Aussies?

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bkristof

did someone made notes of where wat was found?

Did someone measured the trench?

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tammilnad

Hi Ktristof,

While I was there every thing was photographed extensively and catalogued. Besides that the Police was present all afternoon and because of the great amount of shells around the dig the MOD from Houthulst cleared the ammo at six o'clock to save souvenier hunters taking them.

Regards, Frans

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tammilnad
Hi Frans. Who are they? Archaeologists? Aussies?

Hi Robbie,

I know they have a licence to dig from Brussels. They are Belgian volunteers and some are from the village of Boezinghe. As I understand they have been doing these kind of digs for many years around this area.

Frans

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bkristof

what are they doing with the findings?

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tammilnad
what are they doing with the findings?

I have no idea, the MOD took the majority away as it was munitions.

The rest I don't know. The best place to ask is the Flanders field museum. I understand they work together.

Frans

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bkristof

I just was told a few days ago they take the best things home and let the rest rot...

They found a German Stirn or Graben panzer. I did not ended up in a museum, but in a digger's private collection :huh:

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bkristof

by the way,

this was also discovered today, somewhere else.

I could watch it...

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Not by the diggers, but other people.

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andigger

Kristof.. I noticed the tires in your picture, were they just dumped there or are they part of some escavation equipment? Andy

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bkristof

Next to the exclavation site there was a farm... he is using them to cover up silo's... :)

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Aurel Sercu
They found a German Stirn or Graben panzer.

Kristof,

Do you happen to have a photo of such piece of equipment ? Or a link to a photo on a webpage ?

Aurel

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bkristof

It was on the Dutch forum Aurel:

The guy who is memeber of the remaining Diggers proudly presented his "Hunting Trophee".

the topic:

http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/view...der=asc&start=0

the picture:

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Aurel Sercu

Thanks, Kristof.

Hadn't noticed it there.

And since I am no longer in touch ...

Aurel

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tammilnad

The last five.

Ammunition waiting to be collected by the DOVO.

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tammilnad

Part of today's harvest

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tammilnad

Police and MOD.

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tammilnad

The men from the DOVO clearing the munitions.

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tammilnad

Back of the DOVO-MOD lorry.

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Borden Battery

Here is the website of The Diggers, and not to be confused with members of the Austrailian Imperial Force:

The Diggers [The Netherlands]

The Diggers are a team of enthusiasts diggings for World War I relics. We often refer to ourselves as amateur-archaeologists, hoping that the 'real' professional archaeologists will not take offence at this, as our field is a lot more limited. For the past years we have been active especially on a Boezinge battlefield site (near Ypres (Ieper), in the west of Belgium).

http://www.diggers.be/

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Aurel Sercu

This is the new and correct URL of my website. (Since I am no longer a member of the team it has not been updated for the past one and a half years.)

http://www.wo1.be/diggers

(But until the end of March 2006 there is an automatic redirection from the URL mentioned by BB)

And let there be no doubt : I am not Dutch, but Belgian. (Whether I am proud of it is another matter. Let's say I am Flemish. B)

Aurel

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Borden Battery

I will update the CEF Study Group recommended website listing abstract to more accurately reflect the current situation. Thanks.

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tammilnad

Missed this one. Shovel and pickaxe head.

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