German pigs find World War II anti-tank weapon.

German police say a couple of hungry pigs digging for…

German police say a couple of hungry pigs digging for food came nose-to-nose with a long-buried World War II anti-tank weapon.

Police said Friday the two pigs found the single-shot “panzerfaust” on private land southwest of Dresden.

The pigs’ owner secured the animals in their stall then called police who were able to remove the weapon and destroy it.

The inexpensive and easy-to-operate panzerfaust was used extensively during the defense of Germany and through the rest of the war. Such finds are still relatively common, even 65 years after the end of the war.

Source: MSNBC AP

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  • Emmett

    How about used extensively in an attempt to ward off Allied Forces in their drive to liberate Europe.

  • Smith

    LOL
    “Used extensively during the defense of Germany”
    You’re totaly right it does make it sound like Germany was the innocent victit in WWII and were defending with Faustpatrones against the evil allied agression.

  • Folks,

    Used extensively during the ‘defense’ of Germany? Please…it was also a key element of the offensive ‘Blitzkreig’ strategy. And on D-day and after, the ‘Panzerfaust’ was a tactical success
    This news item makes it sound like Germany was an innocent victim…

    All the best,

    Nigel

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