Metal Detecting the 17. SS Division Retreat Route
Part 1 of a two part story of the last days of the 17. SS Panzergrenadierdivision 'Götz von Berlichingen' in World War 2. Due to its symbol this division was also called 'The iron fist'. (Note: Götz von Berlichingen was a German warlord living in the 16. century. He lost a hand in battle which was replaced by an artificial one made from iron, hence the name.)
Walks and detector searches reveal traces and relics still to be found 60 years after the end of the war.
See also World War 2 metal detecting finds: Firearms, bayonets, other military items.
See also metal detecting the retreat route of the 17. SS division 'Goetz von Berlichingen' Part 2