Featured Image for Trees that swallowed abandoned WWII equipment

Trees that swallowed abandoned WWII equipment

During the ‘Siege of Leningrad’ in WWII, the Neva Bridgehead (or Nevsky Pyatachok) was a vital and strategic site for both the Germans and Russians. For the German army, it served as a staging area for their impending advance on Leningrad. For the Russians, it was a crucial place to reopen land communications with the besieged city. Eventually, 160,000 German troops and 260,000 Red Army soldiers died in the conflict.

Today, remnants of the bloody battles that took place still remain, albeit intertwined with trees. Helmets, grenades (some probably still active), artillery shells, shovels, rifles, and other decaying army equipment all seem to disappear into tree trunks. According to science, a tree’s flexibility adapts itself to wrap around objects that affect its upward growth, which explains the weird fusion between nature and war equipment. Goes to show that given time, nature can heal itself, even from man-made disasters.

Via Bored Panda

About the author

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

Videos from E MINOR TV

Wanted! The next Managing Editor of Australia’s leading sports opinion website

Conversant Media, publishers of Lost At E Minor, is looking for an exceptional Managing Editor with proven strategic vision and endless energy to drive editorial, social and video initiatives and manage an extensive team of writers and editors on Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar. The position is based in Surry Hills, Sydney. For more information, or to apply for this position, go here NOW!.