Like many on this forum, I too would love to be able to someday buy a state of the art metal detector and head out to some of WWII's most storied battlefields. What's always intrigued me are the following four things: 1) What lies out in the vast Steppe in Russia outside of Stalingrad where the casualties were so high on both the Russian and German side? And has anyone ever gone there to search for battlefield relics? If so, would the country allow you to even take them out?; 2) The D-Day bombardment of the Normandy coast badly missed its' mark, dumping tons of munitions well behind the beachhead into hedgerows and farmers fields. Has anyone had the opportunity to search these fields with a metal detector?; 3) I don't know why National Geographic or the History Channel doesn't do a videotaped dive off the beaches of Normandy. There has to be a large debris field filled with half tracks, jeeps, Sherman tanks (especially those equipped to supposedly float), and at least one "Mulberry" (artificial harbor). Does anyone know if any such film expeditions exist and are commercially available?; and 4) All of the advice to seek WWII battlefield relics that are underwater seems very sound, but to what length have all of the water ways, rivers, etc., that zig-zag the fighting in Europe really been explored? ***** I would love to hear from any and all of you on the above topics!