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#13701 BEAST

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

Hey Ken, you didnt happen to see the US Wonens Soccer team wandering around Normandy, did you? According to their twitter posts, they met up with 4 U.S. Vet, including one who played the harmonica. The video of him playing his harmonica is really touching. Hhopefully this link will work!

https://mobile.twitt...serp|twgr^tweet

#13702 kammo-man

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Ken

I have the After the Battle with the story in it from back in the day and was beyond amazed then as I  still am now.

Great color pic.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:38 AM

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Hi Robert, back in the late 70s three friends from London heard the rumour of a tank in a breakers yard out in the country, however the exact yard was not mentioned. So they did an intense search using telephone directories, driving around breakers yards, etc, etc. One evening across some fields they spotted in the distance large piles of cars and cranes and headed in that direction, they spoke to someone working just near the entrance and asked if there was a tank in that yard, he pointed into a corner of the yard and said that there was one over there.

This was the one they found . . . . . . . . . and the rest is history. It was bought, sold, refurbished and into a private collection in Germany.


Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 16 2019.

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Haha, I think this is the same Panther that was confiscated German authorities about three years ago. 

 

(After the Battle photos are also shown)

 

https://www.telegrap...in-Germany.html

 

Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 



#13704 Johan Willaert

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:52 AM

That privately owned Panther tank in Germany was confiscated in an investigation on much more than only the tank....

https://www.nytimes....-by-hitler.html

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:03 AM

That privately owned Panther tank in Germany was confiscated in an investigation on much more than only the tank....

https://www.nytimes....-by-hitler.html

Thanks for adding this link, Johan. I wasn`t aware of this story.

 

On a not so serious note: herr Flick…….I should have known…….. ^_^

 

 

Rene



#13706 Simon Lerenfort

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:37 AM

Hopefully the Panther might go to a museum, it would be crazy if it got scrapped, even if was "incriminated" by Herr Flick and his art collection.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:04 AM

The tank is not guilty.



#13708 General Apathy

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 01:54 AM

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Thanks and apologies . . . . . . . .

Hi everyone first off my thanks for all the posts in the past two weeks, and my apologies for not answering or acknowledging individually the posts, I am presently under pressure time-wise with other chores and will only be posting now and again for the next two months

I thought I would add this quick post, thirty years ago a friend bought and restored a half-ton Dodge Command car, during the restoration he discovered several items. One being a 1941 four page US Army accident report form, I may try and post these shortly, for now I am showing the partial label he found which had been removed from a WWII British beer bottle along with an image of what a complete label would have looked like.


Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,January 19 2019.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:12 AM

Great lable.

Bottle hunters here still find old empty beer and whiskey bottles in barns.Was common for men to dispose of them in the out buildings and when tearing down buildings you find them in the walls.Many dig old outhouse sites as well.These were the trash bin of the day back then for the house hold.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:13 AM

Hi all, we had our first snow of the year yesterdayin Venlo. I will post a Then and Now of the church in the background tomorrow or the day after.

 

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Rene

 

 



#13711 Simon Lerenfort

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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 AM

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Thanks and apologies . . . . . . . .

Hi everyone first off my thanks for all the posts in the past two weeks, and my apologies for not answering or acknowledging individually the posts, I am presently under pressure time-wise with other chores and will only be posting now and again for the next two months

I thought I would add this quick post, thirty years ago a friend bought and restored a half-ton Dodge Command car, during the restoration he discovered several items. One being a 1941 four page US Army accident report form, I may try and post these shortly, for now I am showing the partial label he found which had been removed from a WWII British beer bottle along with an image of what a complete label would have looked like.


Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,January 19 2019.

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Hi Ken,

One might consider that the presence of one might have led to the need to complete the other, if you see what I mean...



#13712 mikie

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Posted Yesterday, 08:56 AM

Hi Rene.  Snow is so pretty when you get to look at it from thousands of miles away.  Growing up my first 24 years in Upstate New York, I had my share of snow until I moved to California in 1982. I don't miss it at all.  Lake Tahoe and the Sierra ski areas are just a few hours drive, so that's close enough for me when the family wants to go play. 

 

That said, my daughter Kassidy and friends got caught in a snow storm last week while on a trip south to Los Angeles. That's her on the right. They had to wait over 2 hours for the highway to reopen.  This is about 70 miles from LA. 

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With Ken busy for a while, his disciples will have to take over the heavy lifting around here.  I've got a thing or two  about my local history I'm working on that I hope you will enjoy.  

 

Mikie

 

 

 



#13713 Johan Willaert

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Posted Yesterday, 09:25 AM

Same here this morning... Woke up to find some 4" of snow...

Not common at all over here these past few years...

Had great fun driving to work today...

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#13714 mikie

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Posted Yesterday, 09:58 AM

We took Kassidy to visit my Mom for Thanksgiving, November 1999.  There was a blizzard the day before we arrived and there was still a couple of feet of snow on the ground.  Roads were a mess.  I went home again the very following April 2000 when Mom passed away. There was a blizzard the day before I arrived and there was still a couple of feet of snow on the ground.  Roads were a mess.  That makes close to half a year of dealing with snow.  No thanks.  But I do enjoy your beautiful pictures of it all.  

Mikie




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