In a nearby test-pit a part of a second trench was located. The feature was oriented NNW to SSE. The section of the trench indicated that is was trough-shaped, with a width of 0,60m at the bottom and a minimal height of 1m (fig. 3). Near the trench archaeologists retrieved the fuse of a shell (fig. 4)
Aerial photographs dating back to the First World War indicate the presence of numerous trenches and barbed-wire entanglements on this site (fig. 5). Presumably these constructions were part of the German rear lines.
In addition to the 2 sections of trench documented, the archaeological survey also indicated several shell holes scattered over the terrain. On the bottom of one of these, another fuse from a shell was found. During the excavations another find was catalogued: a tracer round.
W. Dhaeze & A. Verbrugge
With regards to F. Wyffels & B. Stichelbaut for the information.