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#3676 Sabrejet

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

DOUBLE GEZZ.......Now I've got "P" on my arss! :rolleyes: :P


That'd be "arse", dear boy! ;)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:00 AM

That'd be "arse", dear boy! ;)

I prefer the Canaidian spelling.
(PS-I knew you wouldn't be far behind!)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

I prefer the Canaidian spelling.
(PS-I knew you wouldn't be far behind!)


Hi JS, ' no comment ' :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

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Mulberry ' Whale' sections ........... cont of story

It appears that news of the renovation of the ' Whale ' bridge section has circulated around and someone from the area dropped off this bomb tail-fin section found locally. Not certain what will happen to it yet as it doesn't really have any connection to the structure of the bridge, hopefully it will be handed over to a museum. ;)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:17 PM

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' Then & Now ' Cont ..................

This is a then and now comparison of a street in the town of St Sauveur le Vicomte, really hard to get a good comparison because of the amount of destruction and rebuild that occurred.

Always looking for more as I drive around. :think: :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:51 PM

Hi JS, ' no comment ' :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Now I have to wonder if I can spell my name correctly !

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

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Mulberry ' Whale' sections ........... cont of story

It appears that news of the renovation of the ' Whale ' bridge section has circulated around and someone from the area dropped off this bomb tail-fin section found locally. Not certain what will happen to it yet as it doesn't really have any connection to the structure of the bridge, hopefully it will be handed over to a museum. ;)

ken

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What is that ?? US ?? 100 pounder ??

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:59 AM

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What is that ?? US ?? 100 pounder ??



Hi M, someone else might identify the tail-fin better than I can, but I am thinking more towards German or British not certain that American bombs had circular tails, I think of American ones as more like the image shown above. :think: :unsure:

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:15 PM

Ken,
I can only identify the few buildings on the left, the rest have gone or changed too much.
How do you "zero in" on these areas when they have changed so much ?

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

Ken,
I can only identify the few buildings on the left, the rest have gone or changed too much.
How do you "zero in" on these areas when they have changed so much ?


Hi JS, It's not so hard maybe, it appears that most of the WWII combat cameramen focused their attention on maybe ten villages in Normandy of any reasonable size. Possibly because there were more opportunities to capture the houses, or the remains of and the soldiers passing through. The villages, the houses, the devastation give a backdrop to their photographs rather than just unknown fields and trees, it brings home to the newsreader in America the face of war.

Also I have been storing up a lot of these photo's in my mind for some years and in some cases things just click. :mellow:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

Jeep Owners Fraternity .....................

Over the years I have met many other people through owning Jeeps. One day around twenty-five years ago there was a knock at the door and the person stood there intoduced himself as Martin Elliott, a fellow Jeep owner who lived quite locally and was having clutch problems with his Jeep but was in no way a mechanic and could I offer him some help.

The following weekend I called around to his house with my tools and took a look at his Jeep, sure enough the clutch needed replacing so I set about dropping the joint gearbox and four wheel drive transfer case and changed the clutch and made the Jeep roadworthy again for him.

I would say that very few members of the forum will have ever met Martin Elliott but nearly all will be aware of his work, which I will show in the following post :lol: .........................

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:06 AM

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Martin Elliott's body of work ..................... :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

Martin is famous for this 1976 photograph above, which I believe at one time had sold over two million copies maybe even many more now as it is still available for purchase. The girl in the photograph was his girlfriend at that time.

Sadly Martin died in 2010 of cancer aged 63, thankfully his wife still receives royalties from current sales of the poster.

The background and story to this photograph can be read at this link

http://lifeisreallyb...l-fiona-walker/

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

"Ad-vantage Lewis!" :w00t:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:13 AM

15-Love... B)

What ever happened to the Jeep???

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:32 AM

Forget what happened to the Jeep. What Happened to the tennis player!!!! :w00t:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:20 AM

If they need some ball-boys I'm available! :whistling:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:34 AM

yet another quality post, Ken! :thumbsup:
thanks for thinking of us Forum members.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:58 AM

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"Ad-vantage Lewis!" :w00t:


Ian, life has it's up's and down's, BUTT I enjoyed this part. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

15-Love... B)

What ever happened to the Jeep???


Johan, what jeep :think: :think: :rolleyes: :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:07 PM

If they need some ball-boys I'm available! :whistling:


Ian, I really can't print my answer to this one here on the forum. :unsure:

and before the comments get even more sullied I offer my apologies to Kat, sorry Kat you understand ' these guy's ' and women. :w00t:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:09 PM

Ken...can't we run a caption competition? My entry would be..."I'm sure I've forgotten something?!" ;)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

Forget what happened to the Jeep. What Happened to the tennis player!!!! :w00t:


Hi Lee, well it appears that the little exposure she had with the photograph led to her having a good life. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:14 PM

yet another quality post, Ken! :thumbsup:
thanks for thinking of us Forum members.
Terry



Terry, funny all the ' then and now ' photo's, the local finds, the militaria, and this one photograph elicit's far more comments. :think:

happy to be of service dear boy. :lol: :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:18 PM

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Ken...can't we run a caption competition? My entry would be..."I'm sure I've forgotten something?!" ;)


Ian, or even ' I'm scratching my brains wondering where all the militaria is '

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:23 PM

In all seriousness Ken, I actually do remember this poster from the 70s...this one and the one of Farah Fawcett were the big sellers at the time. And before you ask....no, I didn't ever have one! I was a newlywed at the time and don't think my young wife would've approved!! :lol:


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