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Remains and equipment of WWI soldier discovered in Nowa Sucha

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Remains and equipment of WWI soldier discovered in Nowa Sucha

Remains of a German soldier and elements of his equipment and uniform from WWI have been discovered during earthworks in Nowa Sucha near Sochaczew (Masovian Voivodeship).

Remains of a Kingdom of Württemberg (today's Germany) soldier have been found during earthworks near railway tracks in Nowa Sucha. "Initial findings suggest they belong to a Kingdom of Württemberg army soldier, most likely killed in action in December of 1914, or January 1915," said Sochaczew Police spokesperson Agnieszka Dzik.

Also found in the ground were elements of military equipment and uniform. "We've secured a corroded bayonet model 1898 with parts of the sheath, and elements of shoes, leather belt, and pickelhaube (a spiked helmet worn in the 19th and 20th centuries by Prussian and German military), as well as flat and shank buttons," Dzik said.

Furthermore, three ammunition holders have been found. "Standard soldier equipment included two holders, and so the additional amount might suggest preparation for intensive fighting," said the police officer.

The found items have been handed over for conservation and storage at the Museum Of Sochaczew Land and Battle of Bzura River. The remains have been secured and are now awaiting a decision from proper authorities as regards burial location.

The remains were extracted under a supervision of the police and a prosecutor, as well as the director of the Museum Of Sochaczew Land and Battle of Bzura River.

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Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP, tvnwarszawa.pl

Źródło zdjęcia głównego: KPP w Sochaczewie

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