Bottles from Schnapps. A German vodka. We found them empty, but a
local guys from other search group had more luck and dug up a sealed
It was a real war bottle of schnapps and as every true old bottle it
was enchanted and from the moment when guys opened it everything went
Short after they emptied an enchanted bottle they have been seen at
a liquor store and in evening they couldn't get out of trench. This is
what we call a day went in a gutter.
We have found a few sealed bottles of wine, beer and cocktail Molotova.
It is an ambulance box with rubber plaster.
On second photo is a box for a gas mask, some filters left with
instructions of how to use them. May be this box was brought here with
Here is German army cap and small tubes with ointment against louses.
Sitting in this hole for a second time in my life, I wished I could
speak German. First time was when I came accross a book of Arthur
Schopenhauer in a bad translation. He said in this book that he was not
a very concerned about his sins, because price for the sins we'll pay
in the world thereafter, but he was really concerned about his
mistakes, where price we got to pay already in this world... In
Soviet Union a human life didn't mean anything and they have been
paying with lives of 11 Soviet army people for 1 German. It was an
average death rate for such battles as Bukrin. Eleven against one. I believe, it
was hard to fight such army and it was a big mistake for a Hitler to
send a troops here.