The cache seems pretty impressive and looks like it would need a few sappers to carry it away from its woodland hideout. (Photos: Kopanina)
Taken at face value, this cache unearthed in Latvia has some interesting period items ranging from Soviet grenades to German tools and a French revolver.
According to the Russian language site we found these images on (don’t judge), the Latvian-based Legenda relic hunter group discovered five sealed artillery powder cases while poking around the forests. When unearthed the munitions packed inside led the group to conclude it was a WWII-era cache for saboteurs left behind by the Germans for sneaky persons unknown.
Sure, all the stuff could just be planted for the photo op, but that seems pretty elaborate so we’d like to wish that the magic of it being buried for the better part of a century is the real deal.
Anyway, the Germans’ loss is history’s gain it would seem.
In all, five containers were unearthed
All with their seals still intact.
Various tools, all with German commercial markings.
Pocketknife marked “Jowika, Solingen.” The brand dates to before 1930 in Germany.
Schmirgel, which is an abrasive. Good for pouring in engine crankcases or in use with explosives.
A Soviet RGD-33 anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. These are “offensive grenades” and need a fuse inserted as well as a handle.
A Polish-made w.33 pineapple grenade
Explosive disguised as coal. Just drop in your local railway yard coal stack and wait for the boom.
A French M1892 as unwrapped. Like the Soviet and Russian grenades, the Germans captured tons of military supplies during their initial blitzkrieg and put them all to use in one way or another.
The military-made and marked Saint-Étienne Model 1892 revolver, all cosmolined up.
French SFM-marked 1934 8x27mm cartridges for the M1892. Note the leather holster for the gun in the snow.
Reverse of the French bullets
According to the group, the items were donated to the Latvian War Museum. Except maybe for a lump or two of coal, which Dimitri kept for practical jokes. That Dimitri…such a kidder.
[ Kopanina (Russian) ]
The post 70 year old saboteur cache looks like it was buried yesterday (17 PHOTOS) appeared first on Guns.com.
Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!
HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation
Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.
pathogens and gives you more
energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser! Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover - Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video)
Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.