2014 Expidition

Another successful recovery trip to Kurland with nearly 30 soldiers recovered who will hopefully be identified and laid to rest with the dignity and respect they deserve.

A few words from Legenda member Inka Holmes :

This year’s international expedition is just over and the participants are safely back to their homes, tired and Muddy. In a marshy forest there was a Shell crater where a soviet soldier laid. It was dug open and to everybody’s surprise there was not a bone to see, but still, the soldier was there. The soil conditions had preserved and partly mummified the body!! After this somewhat shocking start the expedition went on to discover a forgotten Field cemetery on a farmer’s Field. Here was 27 German soldiers found and recovered. Many of their dog tags was located which mean they will be identified and get a named grave on one of the official war cemeteries in Latvia. We was also very Lucky With the weather this year , +10 -15 Celsius and cloudy sky which is Perfect for digging and the last day when we as searching for fallen in a trench and bunker system the clouds dispersed and the sun made it exhausting to work. All in all a very good week where we got to do the job we came for and we had fun and some new friendships was forged

Inka Holmes

Legenda

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Links to Photos and other media from the trip :

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-archeology-Legenda-Latvia/224779244335847?ref=bookmarks

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.336047266542377.1073741918.224779244335847&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/martin.sewell.90/media_set?set=a.638217886260568.1073741829.100002170869413&type=1

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