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Unread 06-12-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Artillery Trench Find

Found at the bottom of recently excavated trenches in France. Considering the exceptional condition of most of the rig, I would really like to see what the pistol looks like!
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Unread 06-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Do you think there's still a pistol in that holster?
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I'd sure like to learn the story of how it got buried and hidden for so long. How'd that happen? What happened to the owner? The truth is probably more exciting than our imaginations.
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That holster and a bunch of other artifacts and human remains were uncovered in a roofed trench system that had collapsed, trapping the soldiers and their equipment.
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And where we can all read the story.................
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I saw this recently, a Google search shows this from four years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ied-shell.html
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Yes know as the KILIANSTOLLEN (ask on google)
Here some link :
http://www.lieux-insolites.fr/cicatr...ian/kilian.htm
http://www.kilianstollen1918.com/
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Thank you for posting that very interesting and informative link.

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A good article on this in Archeology magazine about a year ago.
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