On defence line
Here, we are in the woods on a defence line. This is a place
where I grew up and where I know the story of each bunker and
Digging is a life time hobby for me and my friends.
Once as a kids we've been digging all day on a garden of
someone who told us about gold and treasures hidden there. We
dug up all garden and didn't find anything. Later, we figured,
they just wanted someone to plough up their garden for free and
it wasn't any treasures at all.
We wouldn't be fooled so easily if we had a metal detector.
This days, detectors show depth, size of object, it's
conductivity and have other functions.
Before we got detectors we used iron rods. One is on the
photo. For detecting metal they as helpful as walking stick for
a blind and it is good metal detector that gives eyesight.
This bunker hidden in a Serpent's Wall. As well as other
underground bunkers, such as flooded bunker and N205 it appeared
to be effective. None of them have been taken, soldiers left
when ordered to retreat.
On ground bunkers on the other hand could not resist
separately for long. They have been built by out of date
technology time of WW1. Germans knew how to deal with bunkers
because it was their technology.
Bunkers have been destroyed either with antiaircraft guns or
with Soviet KV-2 tanks, which Germans seized in first days of
This machine gun found on 30cms, this is average depth we dig.
Rare founding, it is from warplane and loaded.