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This is the new blog of the Plugstreet Archaeological Project.

   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.

Some of the finds

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

In the following days we will aim to post some of the images from other important parts of the excavations of 2008. Today perhaps it would be worthwhile to show some of the finds with the man that was excavated


Proof of nationality (Collar badge and shoulder title)


Box respirator and iodine under conservation


Button and Boot

We have posted these images as only a TINY portion of the kit found with the man to illustrate the quality of the surviving elements. Other parts of his panoply of arms are as well preserved and his remains too tell a story. We shall post more over the coming weeks


2 responses to “Some of the finds”

  1. Plugstreet Team says:

    Thank you Proudnewfoundlander, it’s nice to know that we have readers and that our efforts are appreciated.

  2. ProudNewfoundlander says:

    Hi there. I saw some shows on TV featuring No Man’s Land. I have been very interested in both World Wars, so I was quite interested in what you were able to find. My Father was a WW2 veteran & my Great Uncle was killed on the opening rounds of the battle of the Somme, July 1 1916. I have his medals here at home.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I think the work you are doing to recover & restore the artifacts from the Great War is important. It not only recovers long lost family & gives men a proper burial, but puts a more personal face on a war that may soon become a footnote in history without some physical reminders of what happened & why.

    Thank you.

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