The Detritus

 





Belgian Army buttons recovered from the Dunes at De Panne.

Berthier rifle bolt remains.


British primer protector for an 18lb shell. Whilst this probably dates from WW1, the 18 pounder was still in use in the BEF in 1940 with Territorial Army units.


 


British Mills Grenade base plug removal tool.

Remains of the rear sight protection from a Lee Enfield rifle.


Pair of pistol grips for the French FM24/29 machine gun.
Anti-gas ointment No2 jars dumped by members of the BEF at Dunkirk.


Remains of the rear sight from a Berthier rifle.

Brass scale-rule. Most likely French as marked entirely in metric.


Part of the wooden furniture for a rifle.

British Army mess tin recovered from the beach at Malo-les-Bains, dated 1939.


French 2 litre Bidon (water bottle)


German flare cartridge dated 1940, dug-up at Ghyvelde at the eastern end of the inner perimeter. This was an area of heavy fighting towards the end of the evacuation.

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