Wednesday 28 June 2017

"Durchgangslager Hangö" day 3/15 of the 2017 excavation season!

Clear blue skies, calm seas and wonderful finds. It´s during times like these when you really feel alive as an archaeologist :). The horrors of WW2 felt very distant indeed today.

Wild flowers cover the areas were German barracks stood from 1942-1944.

Today we continued our research in two different excavation areas with totally different finds in both areas.

View towards NW from the "Stammofiziersunterkunfte area" of "Durchgangslager Hangö"

Excavation area one produced interesting finds in the form of both gaming pieces, a corkscrew, a lantern and what might be part of a so called "Esbit Küche" (a mini stowe) among many other things... We also located a large hearth that can be associated to the "Ukrainerlager".


Part of an "Esbit Küche"?

The finds from excavation area two, situated closer to the "Entlausungsdorf" produced a very wide variety of German small items! We will be extending this excavation area in the next couple of days so stay tuned for lots of interesting German WW2 finds.

Mystery glass item.

 Siewing the topsoil of excavation area two.

 German anti gas "Losatin" tablet package (1940issue)

 Haarpflege bottle.

Gas mask lens covers (1939 issue)

Two unused condoms.

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