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#13001 General Apathy

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:03 PM

Keep'on Jeeping... Took the freshly restored Willys MB out for a testdrive last Saturday... All good....

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Hi Johan, where do these MINT Jeeps keep materializing from, are you unpacking them from crates.

Another nice example saved again for the future we hope.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:14 PM

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Hi Johan, where do these MINT Jeeps keep materializing from, are you unpacking them from crates.

Another nice example saved again for the future we hope.


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Seems Johan has a "jeep" shoe box... :huh:  :lol:



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:15 PM

Hello everyone, I'm glad that the Spitfire clip did go down well...…..

 

A while ago I did post a Then and Now of the Ortskommandantur in Venlo (post 12391, page 496). Recently I came across another picture showing another location where they 'set up camp' during the war. You can regcognize the same sign as in post 12391.  The building as well as the tree in front of it did both survive. 

 

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Great photos Rene..love the architecture 



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:16 PM

Keep'on Jeeping... Took the freshly restored Willys MB out for a testdrive last Saturday... All good....

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Hi Johan, I was laughing at the photo of your restoration and making comments here on the forum, ALL my life I learnt and spoke English and referred to the ' the black cat ' now I live in France and still trying to learn French and turn my head around to having to think, speak and write about the ' the cat that is black '

So I was laughing at your ' Jeep that is green ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:25 PM

Low flying spitfire, part 2.
 
Not so long ago Ken posted a clip showing mister Ray Hanna flying a Spitfire a bit low......here is another clip showing mister Hanna's excellent flying skills. I can watch this time after time... I hope this link works. And if it works you might wamt to amp up the volume for that gorgeous Merlin sound....
 

 
 
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Hi Rene, I passed onto an English friend the link that you posted of the Spitfire as he is very interested in aircraft especially WWII ones. He believes that this clip is from a film called ' Piece of Cake ' , so far I have never seen this film and intend to try and remedy that shortly if I can find a copy.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:31 PM

 
 
Great photos Rene..love the architecture 

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+ one. 👍

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:38 PM

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Normandy Then & Now Ste Mere Eglise 1946 . . . . . . . . . . . .

A line of schoolchildren from the village walking in the direction of the town hall carrying flowers for the 1946 commemoration. I would like to think that a number of these children may well still be alive and remember this event as they were so young at the time.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 10 2018.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:46 PM

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Normandy Then & Now Ste Mere Eglise 1946 . . . . . . . . . . . .

The same street scene relating to the image of the school-children attending the flower laying ceremony. The old warehouse on the right in the original photo has long since gone, I never recall seeing it in all the years that I have visited the town. However the garage with the high pitched roof remains and can be compared in both photographs. The building seen on the left of the street is the restaurant named post-war after John Steel who's parachute became tangled up in the spire of the church.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:58 PM

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Thanks Ron, it IS nice knowing that someone enjoys the images and the effort involved in finding images and making comparisons. There are a lot of forums on the internet and they are just pages and pages of imageless and mirtless dialogue I do enjoy the fun we have here and the interaction that goes on.

It's very encouraging when I hear of someone finding this blog and becomes interested enough to start at the beginning and reads eleven years of posts to catch up. I also hope that there is enough detail amongst the stupidity that anyone can come to Normandy and find many of the locations during their trip. I often check over the pages and see how many downloads are taken of the images.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 16 2018.

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The 'then and now' photos are always enjoyed and appreciated Ken, especially with your local and wartime knowledge of the actions there. Keep 'em coming please!

Cheers, Graham



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 02:54 AM

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Hi Rene, I passed onto an English friend the link that you posted of the Spitfire as he is very interested in aircraft especially WWII ones. He believes that this clip is from a film called ' Piece of Cake ' , so far I have never seen this film and intend to try and remedy that shortly if I can find a copy.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 16 2018.

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Hi Ken, your friend is correct about the film. I believe it is from the 80's or there abouts.  Maybe I should have mentioned it. It is my understanding that the actual flying was done by mister Hanna.

 

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:30 AM

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Thanks Ron, it IS nice knowing that someone enjoys the images and the effort involved in finding images and making comparisons. There are a lot of forums on the internet and they are just pages and pages of imageless and mirtless dialogue I do enjoy the fun we have here and the interaction that goes on.

It's very encouraging when I hear of someone finding this blog and becomes interested enough to start at the beginning and reads eleven years of posts to catch up. I also hope that there is enough detail amongst the stupidity that anyone can come to Normandy and find many of the locations during their trip. I often check over the pages and see how many downloads are taken of the images.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 16 2018.

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Couldn't agree more, Ken. Often enough in find myself rereading several posts. I also love the so called stupidity and try to participate as best as I can (for a non native speaker, that is). It's the mix of everything that's going on here that appeals to me. Long may it continue :excl:  :)

 

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:31 AM

 

 

Great photos Rene..love the architecture 

Thanks, Ron. It's always good to know they are appreciated.

 

Rene



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

Keep'on Jeeping... Took the freshly restored Willys MB out for a testdrive last Saturday... All good....

Great 'squeaky clean' Jeep, Johan. I assume this shot must have been taken before the testdrive because even the tires show no dirt on them, hahaha.

 

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:18 PM

As a late bloomer here I can testify to what an adventure it is to play catchup from post #1.

We seem to have hit a rich vein of T&B's lately and I'm loving it. Both of your attention to details is amazing.

Johan has stumbled on a warehouse full of crates jeeps? Maybe I should have ordered one 40 years ago. It's just taking a loooooong time for the deliveries.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:11 PM

The 'then and now' photos are always enjoyed and appreciated Ken, especially with your local and wartime knowledge of the actions there. Keep 'em coming please!
Cheers, Graham

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Hi Graham, thanks it's encouraging to hear the posts are enjoyed. I think I might be right in saying that in the last twenty four hour period there have been roughly a thousand hits on the blog, possibly the fastest turn over of numbers I can recall in one day.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:17 PM

 
Hi Ken, your friend is correct about the film. I believe it is from the 80's or there abouts.  Maybe I should have mentioned it. It is my understanding that the actual flying was done by mister Hanna.
 
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Hi Rene, I think I may have been wrong to call it a film, I believe it was in fact a six part television series, however it may be available on DVD or streaming . . . . . . .

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:29 PM

Couldn't agree more, Ken. Often enough in find myself rereading several posts. I also love the so called stupidity and try to participate as best as I can (for a non native speaker, that is). It's the mix of everything that's going on here that appeals to me. Long may it continue :excl:  :)
 
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Hi Rene, well as English is not your first language I find that it is almost impossible to see this when you post here, your grasp of the English humor and use of comedic phrases is fantastic, you could be mistaken for an ex-pat, hahahaaaaa

Life can be very serious and it is fun to exchange thoughts and ideas and photos here, I feel it has been the perfect forum for it. ( hey Mikie another pun ). I have always enjoyed seeing where some of the posts meander and twist and come out in the end.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:34 PM

As a late bloomer here I can testify to what an adventure it is to play catchup from post #1.

We seem to have hit a rich vein of T&B's lately and I'm loving it. Both of your attention to details is amazing.

Johan has stumbled on a warehouse full of crates jeeps? Maybe I should have ordered one 40 years ago. It's just taking a loooooong time for the deliveries.
Mikie

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Hi Mikie, I suppose I could use that well known phrase ' If I knew then what I know now ' I would have hung onto all the Jeeps that I bought when I was younger and so cheap back then in hindsight.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:45 PM

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Normandy Then & Now 1946 Ste Mere Eglise . . . . . . . . . . .

Another shot from the 1946 commemorative parade, members of the 82nd Division outside the town hall.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 10:48 PM

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Normandy Then & Now 1946 Ste Mere Eglise . . . . . . . . . . .

The same spot that members of the 82nd Division stood in back in 1946 outside the town hall.

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