An unusual remnant of World War II was found by a group of military history enthusiasts in the middle of a field in Poland on 1st October this year. One meter beneath the surface the German turret was resting for over 70 years. Given the circumstances, it’s still in a pretty good shape!
It's a F.Pz.D.4804 concrete bunker turret using a Pz.Kpfw. II turret with a 3.7cm KwK gun. Panzer IIs were some really small, but quick, tanks. Perfect for the Blitzkrieg-tactic at the start of the war. It wasn't until they met KV-1's and t-34's that the Germans started looking at the much larger Tigers and Panthers. The turrets of those obsolete PzKpfw IIs were used in defensive emplacements.
Ghosts return! Don't forget that Polish army find and destroy every month 1,5- 3 tons unexploaded or missfired artilery granades, mortar granades, tank rounds, bombs from airplanes, granades, and mines. Mosty german ones and some soviet. Last year polish engineer - eod units found 770 thousand pieces of dengerous things which could exploade. And that is 71 years after the war. Imagine what was in 50's and 60's.