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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Jollyboy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:04 pm

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Resurgam » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:48 pm

They all make for a most interesting hobby; with loads of stuff still knocking about in the English country side. Germany is an other matter and you would hardly believe the size and quantity of live munitions still sleeping beneath German soil.

Interestingly, very old ordnance (canon balls) can still be killers. One guy in the States attempted to work on some Civil War ordnance with remote cutting tools but sadly wasn't far enough away from the object and it cost him his life.

Stay safe, stay well, and remember.......if it looks nasty, it may well be!

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by amphora » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:24 pm

Resurgam wrote:They all make for a most interesting hobby; with loads of stuff still knocking about in the English country side. Germany is an other matter and you would hardly believe the size and quantity of live munitions still sleeping beneath German soil.
Not only in Germany. All over Europe.
I myself called the authorities many times for live big ones. Times my hunting buddies who also found live ones.
At least ONE dead registered each year in my country through remains ww2 (mostly by foolin' around with it, like cleaning).
In Belgium and Northern France it's even worst with the ww1 remains.

And allway's be carefull. Even a simple bullet can cost you "only" an eye or a finger if something goes wrong. Even moving one can make a blind go off (2cm/20mm, 2" mortar)

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Resurgam » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:39 pm

What's French for "oh shit!"? :-SS
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Post by Bully1970 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:50 am

About 3 years ago 2 of the chaps I know here found 9 teller mines buried on the beach.

All stacked on top of each other in the same hole. :-O

Plenty still about, so be careful.

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by oldartefact » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:13 pm

When Diana said she wanted to rid the world of land mines ... she didnt mean that we each make it our personal mission!!!!
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Post by oldartefact » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:15 pm

Resurgam wrote:What's French for "oh shit!"? :-SS
I would imagine that slightly stronger expletives would be appropriate...
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by amphora » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 pm

amphora wrote:
Resurgam wrote:Not only in Germany. All over Europe.
I myself called the authorities many times for live big ones. Times my hunting buddies who also found live ones.
At least ONE dead registered each year in my country through remains ww2 (mostly by foolin' around with it, like cleaning).
In Belgium and Northern France it's even worst with the ww1 remains.
Yesterday, while i typed this....

"Obus explodes under tractor" 15 april 2017

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translated to english
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Resurgam » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:29 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Resurgam wrote:What's French for "oh shit!"? :-SS
I would imagine that slightly stronger expletives would be appropriate...

Spot on my friend but I didn't want to fall into dispute with the site controllers. I do know a much stronger German cuss for such ocasions. Which reminds me of when our young grandson was still having trouble with his diction and when he wanted grandpa to fix anything that was broken or not working, he would call out Grandad fick it! I always hoped that there were no germans standing close by! :)
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Mobike » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm

Not particularly land mine related,but relevant !
When I was in secondary school a friend of mine (who was mad on all things army) left our school and moved somewhere out near Farnham.
About three weeks later the head master made an announcement in assembly .
Apparently Simon had located a WW2 mortar shell,being him he decided to "de activate " it!
Sadly it de activated him......

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by oldartefact » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:31 pm

This is what they look like ... take care my friend.
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Post by amphora » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 pm

Mobike wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Apparently Simon had located a WW2 mortar shell,being him he decided to "de activate " it!
Sadly it de activated him......
Yeah man. That's sad. Knew one like that too.
Mortars and other small grenades (2cm's, handgranades) make the most (deadly) incidents. This because they are highly underestimated or not recognized (bump of rust). And because the 'get set' when fired.
Our explosives ordnances almost always explode these near the finding spot, were they take bigger ones with them (27 pounders and so) because these can be made harmless (small ones not).
Be warned!!
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by oldartefact » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:34 pm

amphora wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Mobike wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Apparently Simon had located a WW2 mortar shell,being him he decided to "de activate " it!
Sadly it de activated him......
Yeah man. That's sad. Knew one like that too.
Mortars and other small grenades (2cm's, handgranades) make the most (deadly) incidents. This because they are highly underestimated or not recognized (bump of rust). And because the 'get set' when fired.
Our explosives ordnances almost always explode these near the finding spot, were they take bigger ones with them (27 pounders and so) because these can be made harmless (small ones not).
Be warned!!
Here is some more sound advice for those who would go asunder!! Quote "Be warned!!"
https://www.quora.com/How-long-will-the ... -dangerous
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Resurgam » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:48 pm

A young chappy I went to school with decided to make his own whizz bang by filling a piece of bicycle frame with what we in the trade know as "schoolboy mix" Having hammered over one end of the tube and filled it with the mix he then proceeded to hammer over the other end and the whole thing detonated, taking off several fingers.

The MoD, via the' Freedom of Information act', tell me that all the old Microfiche records are so degraded that they are unable tell me how many mines were laid on my regular beach; or what models of mines were laid. They confirmed the map references for the said mine fields but said that they were unable to confirm that all mines were removed, or if any were left behind!
Oops! :-SS
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Post by Millsy » Wed May 30, 2018 8:35 pm

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This family was actually playing around this mine x;
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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by Wansdyke44 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:55 am

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Re: Some landmine education please.

Post by smudge.g » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:43 pm

RRPG wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:54 pm
However, let's be realistic about this. The chances of finding a mine in the UK are somewhere between LMAO and 0.01%.......you've probably got more chance being struck by lightning whilst detecting than finding a mine.

RRPG
However, I did find a detonator from a WW2 anti-tank mine a few years ago, in our local woods. Looked just like a very shiny brass tube but I was curious about the letters/numbers down the side. With help from this site, it was ID'd as a very live detonator and police were duely called. It was detonated in one of our fields by EOD who enjoyed the challenge of blowing up something live for a change!!
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