Sunday, 2 March 2014



New to Hungerford Arcade is Western Front Militaria (unit 4a), owned by Karl who specialises in anything to do with the Great War, especially field finds from infamous battle sites such as the Somme and Passchendaele. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, WFM's Karl is back in the mud again for a week from the 28th February, recovering artefacts for his new unit and doing new research for a book. Everything from pieces of shrapnel to huge artillery shells and relic gun remains will be dug up along with spent rounds, some of which are destined for a museum.  Some will go to schools for use as teaching aids and for their WW1 projects but most of it will go into Hungerford Arcade and will be available from the 10th March depending on how easy they are to clean up! Pictures shown are from last years massive dig.

Follow the week long excavation on Karl's Trench Rat Rummage blog at by day photos and information

A morning's finds. Redan Ridge on the Somme.

This was No Mans Land near Beaucourt on the Somme

Iron Harvest near Delville Wood on the Somme. Unexploded British 18 Pounder shells.

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