WW2 German finds from the UK

During WW2, the UK became packed with Allied soldiers from all over the world, using our island as a staging post to attack mainland Europe. This is why the country is still full of WW2 relics, due to the sheer volume of men and material living and training across the land.

However, it wasn’t just Allied soldiers. Axis soldiers were here as well, fenced in on POW camps situated up and down the country. These old POW camps have largely vanished, but searching the old sites can bring up some amazing relics. One of the episodes of WW2 Treasure Hunters explores such a site.

The pictures below show some of the relics that you can recover from these old POW camps. All of the items shown below came from ONE camp, (not the one covered in the WW2 Treasure Hunters episode), and just show that you can find some amazing German relics right here in the UK.

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German WW2 coins. 69 coins were found around the base of ONE tree on the site of an old POW camp
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German WW2 coins. 69 coins were found around the base of ONE tree on the site of an old POW camp
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German WW2 coins. 69 coins were found around the base of ONE tree on the site of an old POW camp
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Close up of the coins
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German dogtag, recovered from a POW camp in the UK
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German dogtag, recovered from a POW camp in the UK
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German dogtag, recovered from a POW camp in the UK
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German dogtag, recovered from a POW camp in the UK
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German pebble buttons and coins
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German dogtag, belt buckle and, most amazingly, a silver wound badge!
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Pebble buttons and German coin
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German dogtag, recovered from a POW camp in the UK
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German pebble buttons
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Kriegsmarine button
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German POW ‘tag’. This showed this particular POW was processed in Canada and was the 70,424th prisoner to go through that particular camp.

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