WW2 Treasure Hunters – Episode 4 – 82nd Airborne and German POWs
I am pleased to be able to share the finds made on the grounds of Quorn House, temporary home to the 505th PIR of the 82nd Airborne, and then home to a large number of German POWs. These were all recovered during the filming of WW2 Treasure Hunters and are the property of Quorn Parish Council. As soon as they get a suitable area to display them, I will take great pleasure in handing them over! Until then, the finds remain in my custody.
The volume of finds was amazing, especially given the fact that I thought the site may well have been cleared in the years since the end of the war. I had heard tell of detectorists spending hours scouring the site, and tales of lots of relics being recovered. For this reason, we enlisted the help of the Loughborough Coin & Search Society, (LCSS), with around 17 of their members coming along during filming to help find relics. Their contribution was invaluable, with many of the best finds being made by members of LCSS and the top-of-the-range detectors they brought to the site.
We recovered some truly amazing relics from WW2, with evidence of the US, German and British army all being recovered. The dogtags that were recovered were perhaps the most memorable, but other finds like the cut-throat razor handle and the little US army compass adding to the history of the site.
A superb dig at an incredible site! On to the finds….