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   A Great War themed project exploring sites around Comines-Warneton and Messines in Belgium.    The project is being led by members of No Man's Land - The European Group for Great War    Archaeology and the Comines-Warneton Historical Society.


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Day 2 – confusion reigns

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
 
       

Well what a day – mystery and mayhem have ensued!
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The `back to front trenchers´ aka Steve R´s crew, found that they´d spent two days digging their trench in the wrong place. Av´s team discovered an amazingly well preserved hand shovel circa 2007! Cheers for that Dan!
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The bunker team found some remnants of trench board, while Chris the gravedigger found an 1898 bayonet. Team Nosferatu spent all day digging the deepest trench in the world and found nothing until the amazing discovery of “the bottle of Messines” at 5.30pm!
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Meanwhile, Team Slither strike again. Bags and bags of finds including webbing, mauser rounds galore, 4 18lb shells, various tins, leather mush with rivets still attached, angle irons and finally a full wine bottle until Gontrand used his chink, chink, smunch excavation techniques resulting in eau de sulphur.
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All in all a good day!

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One response to “Day 2 – confusion reigns”

  1. Sue says:

    Dear all-
    Just watched “Don’t mess with me, I’m an archaeologist” on your behalf.
    …My, my, Mr Brown. You’ve got a lot to live up to.
    Sue o)

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