Tigers in the Wood Part III – Julian Evan-Hart

Part 3 of Julian Evan-Hart’s metal detecting story, Tigers in the Wood.

“These Frenchmen are truly incredible” thought Kurt. As he looked closer the two older children, a boy and a girl, were clearly being reprimanded by the parents, but ignoring them. Both appeared to be talking to some small black boxes that they clutched to the side of their heads. Read more of this post

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Tigers in the Wood Part II – Julian Evan-Hart

Part 2 of Julian Evan-Hart’s metal detecting story that will be released over the next few weeks.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-554-0872-35, Tunesien, Panzer VI (Tiger I)

Kurt, the young German commander, decided to stop where they were for the time being. His men could rest for a short while, have a smoke or whatever. He looked around at the familiar grubby faces. Some of them were so damned young, even more so than him. Read more of this post

Tigers in the Wood Part I – Julian Evan-Hart

Julian Evan-Hart has provided us a 6-part metal detecting story that will be released over the coming weeks. This is the first part of that story.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-299-1805-12, Nordfrankreich, Panzer VI (Tiger I)

It was July 1944. The huge sun shone down upon fifty-six tonne Tiger 1 tanks grinding and smashing their way through the thin belt of damp, cool woodland. The smells of crushed bluebell bulbs, shredded and torn sap-rich bark from small trees, and other aromatic undergrowth even invaded into the interiors of the tanks’ massive turrets, somewhat softening the harsher but customary smells of oil, diesel, cordite and sweat. Read more of this post

April’s Best Finds…

April has been another month of fantastic finds on our social media pages, so once again here is our monthly round up of the best finds from the detecting community. If yours doesn’t feature here… fear not! Make sure you upload your best finds from May to our Facebook and Twitter pages and you may feature in next month’s edition…

Charles I Shilling

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On this day in history… 3rd May

Here at Joan Allen we frequently scour the history books and find out what happened on a particular date in history. So take a look below at some of the most interesting things that happened on the 3rd May throughout human history… Read more of this post