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Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 12:34:06 PM   
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'A trunk left by a German soldier fighting on the Eastern front in WWII is dug up in Russia'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3466290/Now-s-time-capsule-Incredible-trunk-left-German-soldier-fighting-Eastern-WWII-dug-Russia.html

'Russian historians uncovered the trunk in the Nevsky Pyatachok area. It contained the possessions of a Nazi soldier fighting on the Eastern Front. Cigars, alcohol, uniform, shoes and a wallet are all included in the trunk. Historians have started search to find soldier's family to return belongings.'
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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 5:19:59 PM   
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Awesome story! How well preserved things are! Thanks for sharing!

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 6:29:56 PM   
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Thanks Zorch - I must admit I cannot help my first thought which is that this is probably fake. If not, if it is genuine then there may well be an interesting story to be told....

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 6:42:27 PM   
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Again, another story that could be true? But my first thought is water damage I see none. 80 years of winters under ground. That trunk cant be that well sealed as to not have water seepage. But who knows.

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 10:33:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

Again, another story that could be true? But my first thought is water damage I see none. 80 years of winters under ground. That trunk cant be that well sealed as to not have water seepage. But who knows.

A hoax was my first thought, too.

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/27/2016 11:44:36 PM   
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I think its a hoax. The cigar box is completely full and they look in good condition...after 73 years.

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/28/2016 3:24:55 AM   
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Hey! I'm still waiting for the Nazi gold train in Poland to be dug up...

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 2/28/2016 9:58:53 AM   
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Hey! I'm still waiting for the Nazi gold train in Poland to be dug up...


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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 3/3/2016 1:19:57 PM   
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It looks reasonably legitimate. A well made, metal German trunk with a seal could have protected the contents. If you look closely, the cigars appear to have some mould or something on them. If some of those products haven't been made for a long time then it lends credibility to the story.

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RE: Trunk left by German soldier is dug up in Russia - 3/3/2016 1:34:38 PM   
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There appears to be some slight mould on the shoes and possibly some of the clothing too; it's often products with organic materials that mould first, so it would make sense that it's the tobacco, leather and cotton(?) that's starting to go. Interesting! I hope it's not a hoax.

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