D-Day Fighting Was So Heavy That 4% Of Normandy Sand Is Still Shrapnel – Business Insider

D-Day Fighting Was So Heavy That 4% Of Normandy Sand Is Still Shrapnel – Business Insider.

It turns out that the fighting on D-Day was so fierce that as much as 4% of the sand on Normandy beaches is magnetic shrapnel that has been broken down over the decades into sand-sized chunks.

Hard to believe it hasn’t all rusted away by now. Fascinating.

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  1. When I lived in Germany (66-69) we were still finding German stuff that had been lost in the war. My brother actually found a Stahlhelm in a fence row just outside the small village we lived in October 66-August 67.

    As an aside, we were surrounded by German National Forest during that period. It was frequently used for FTX by our troops. We’d go through the woods afterward and see what we could find. Once we found a WP Grenade and brought it home. My father, Air Force type that he was, knew what it was immediately, inspite of being a Zoomie. He confiscated it and immediately went to the MPs in Vogelweh (Kaiserslautern) and turned it in.

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