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...How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by tree...
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11 April 2014 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 04/11/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Long after the dust from the last battle has settled, the dead have been laid to rest and the confetti from the victory parade has been swept into the gutter, the nature continues to bear the scars of human conflicts.

A remarkable series of photos taken in a Russian forest have been making the rounds on social media sites, showing what happens over time to instruments of carnage discarded in the woods.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: worldwareleven; worldwarii; ww2; wwii

1 posted on 04/11/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 04/11/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Is this a picture of the tree growing up around the grenade?


3 posted on 04/11/2014 7:57:22 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


4 posted on 04/11/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

That is amazing. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 8:02:03 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BenLurkin

The Earth Abides.

I like this!


6 posted on 04/11/2014 8:02:37 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: BenLurkin

Some of those trees could fight back if you tried to cut them down.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 8:07:53 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: driftdiver

I see a mexican in a large hat, an angel, the ten commandments, the XB-37 spy plane, Hillary Clinton’s broom, the USS Missouri, and a six foot rabbit, but no grenade.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 8:09:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Little Ray
The Earth Abides.

So true. But in no time the left will get ahold of this story and twist the lyrics of "Lemon Tree" into "Weapon Tree" - grabbing guns for the greater good.

9 posted on 04/11/2014 8:12:44 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: BenLurkin

Those trees with the helmets are mighty young looking....


10 posted on 04/11/2014 8:13:23 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

i appreciate the juxtaposition of it all: man/nature... war/peace... death/life... past/present... synthetic/organic...


11 posted on 04/11/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Adder

Depends on the climate. Some trees grow exceedingly slow in the northern fringes of their ranges.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Adder

Yep, and trees do not grow like grass. They grow from the top and ends of the branches, not up from the ground.

So how did these helmets get stuck half way up? They did not start on the ground, and get pushed up by the tree. I suspect that at some time, after the war, someone put them on young trees (at their present height), and the tree trunk expanded to fill the hole in the helmet, even expanding it some.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Darksheare; NoCmpromiz; no-to-illegals; NicknamedBob; Monkey Face; JoeProBono; Cyber Liberty

Ping...
Item of interest .


14 posted on 04/11/2014 9:29:51 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

I live in southwest Washington State and we have fir trees sprout in our lawn like weeds.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 9:30:14 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: moose07

Evening Moose. Hope you day has gone well. Thank You for the ping.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 9:41:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: moose07
My apology Moose, forgot the 'r'. Hope Your day has gone well.
17 posted on 04/11/2014 9:44:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

:) Fine thanks, you?
See you on the UT later. :)


18 posted on 04/11/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: moose07
you?

Thanks for asking Moose. All okay in the colonies, I think. It's them seven or eight other states I'm worried about.

19 posted on 04/11/2014 10:00:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BenLurkin

The guys wearing those helmets were killed. Look at the holes in the steel helmets.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 10:41:01 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: BenLurkin

That rifle looked more like a Moisin Nagan to me https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosin%E2%80%93Nagant.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by nomad
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To: BenLurkin

Trees, they are taking our stuff.
Never lean you gun on a tree or let it hold your wallet.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: SatinDoll

Right, and if you cut the top off, it will re-grow from a lower nodule. If trees grew up like grass, lower limbs would move up as the trunk grew; trees with crotches would have their crotches ‘move up,’ but they don’t.

I grew up in NorthCentral Washington on an apple ranch. Sure miss Wash., I think, as I’ve been living in CA for 40 years. But Wash. politics seem pretty bad and approaching the ##$$%% of CA.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: nomad

“That rifle looked more like a Moisin Nagant”

It is a Carcano, the magazine is a dead giveaway. The magazine on a Mosin is a lot thinner.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: BenLurkin

For later


25 posted on 04/11/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Antihero101607
“That rifle looked more like a Moisin Nagant”

It is a Carcano, the magazine is a dead giveaway. The magazine on a Mosin is a lot thinner.

The gap between the trigger guard and the fixed magazine doesn't look like either one, and I don't see where the bolt turns down. I think it is some flavor of Mannlicher, or other straight pull rifle. I you go to the large version of this photo it looks like the rifle on far left, right down to screws on the magazine.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:31 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner

Didn`t notice the guard to magazine gap, just thought the tree had grown over there, good catch.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 5:53:09 AM PDT by nomad
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To: stayathomemom
Some of those trees could fight back if you tried to cut them down.

That's what I was thinking.

28 posted on 04/12/2014 5:54:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Pilsner

I have a Moisin and while its a relic from a bygone era, it`s got a clean bore, (some fire honing did the trick), and it still shoots very well. Got to get it scoped though, those open sites stink on ice!


29 posted on 04/12/2014 5:57:50 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Scrambler Bob
So how did these helmets get stuck half way up? They did not start on the ground, and get pushed up by the tree. I suspect that at some time, after the war, someone put them on young trees (at their present height), and the tree trunk expanded to fill the hole in the helmet, even expanding it some.

But the tree in the photo only appears to be about ten years old. How about this. A seedling grows through a 1" hole. The trunk expands to 1". As the bark continues to grow, the tree is a hair wider below the hole in the helmet than above. Slowly, at a glacial pace, the helmet "slides" up the tree.

30 posted on 04/12/2014 6:04:51 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

But helmet would have to “slide” up over branches.

No evidence, but maybe someone was there 10-15 years ago (cut the tree and count rings), and hung some of these helmets on small trees so they would not be lost in the forest floor. Or maybe kids goofing off.

I do know that there are helmets stuck part way up the trees.


31 posted on 04/12/2014 7:37:57 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Scrambler Bob
But helmet would have to “slide” up over branches.

That's true.

32 posted on 04/12/2014 8:15:11 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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