Some marshes in the area are dryed out. Digging is easy, like in
butter, also there are no roots, no corks, nails, cans and
other subjects that interfere with using a metal detector.
We have delayed digging in marshy areas until October to avoid the mosquitos.
Items recovered from a marsh are in a good condition. With
cleaning this grenade would look like new. We didn't clean it,
we don't mess with 1941 explosives. We burried this grenade.
First item is Soviet vaseline. Some left and
even have an original smell. Vaseline is still produced in the same packaging today.
Aluminium spoon and fork is standard German army set.
The spoons are often found at Soviet positions, the Soviet soldiers were
throwing their heavy spoons away and taking trophies.
So did I. Now, I carry the aluminium set on campings and big soviet iron spoon that was found in Bukrin is retired.