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Old 10-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
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I managed to pick up a German barbed wire post (for lack of a better technical term) recently. This one was found in a barn along the Westwall on the German border.

These are certainly more complicated in design than the WW1 barbed wire pig tail posts.

I’ve also seen these in use on the Atlantikwall. The Atlantikwall Museum in Ostend Belgium had several of a taller style on display.

I’ve included a photo of a bent post that I saw near a destroyed Westwall bunker in the Schnee Eifel area of Germany.

These aren’t necessarily easy to locate when you’re looking for one.

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Old 10-15-2018, 03:03 AM   #2
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That's a great find!
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Barbed wire.
Old 10-15-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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The pre ww1 german ones are similar. Maybe is your a reused one, or the same pattern.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:03 PM   #4
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:01 PM   #5
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These can be found everywhere... a lot of farmers used these after the war for fencing....

If you go to Terschelling, the landscape is full of them......

Also these can be found a lot in Normandy

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Old 10-16-2018, 05:41 PM   #6
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These can be found everywhere... a lot of farmers used these after the war for fencing....

If you go to Terschelling, the landscape is full of them......

Also these can be found a lot in Normandy

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Location...location...location.

I figure that you can probably find them in the former Atlantikwall & Westwall area without too much trouble...anywhere else on the planet probably not so much.

I've even seen the WW1 pig tails being used for fences in the Ieper BE area while driving on the backroads. I still find that amazing they are still around after 100 years.

I missed buying one of the WW2 German barbed wire posts on Marktplaats.nl a couple of years ago while I was living in the Netherlands and always regretted it. I'm happy to finally have one.

Thanks everyone for the comments and the reference to the excellent bunker page!

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Old 11-04-2018, 01:54 AM   #7
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These can be found everywhere... a lot of farmers used these after the war for fencing....

If you go to Terschelling, the landscape is full of them......

Also these can be found a lot in Normandy

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exactly what came to my mind seeing pics
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