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The Overlord Collection - Update Take 3

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#1 zippy144

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:41 AM

Hi

 

Well it seems like ages since i last posted any pictures of my collection on here.

I have recently had a shuffle around in my display room to make space for new additions.

 

85% of the collection is Id'd or has a direct link to Normandy.

 

If you have any questions about any of the items you only have to ask.

 

Regards

 

Tom

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:43 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:44 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:45 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:46 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:49 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:50 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:53 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:55 AM

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:17 AM

Hi

 

Well it seems like ages since i last posted any pictures of my collection on here.

I have recently had a shuffle around in my display room to make space for new additions.

 

85% of the collection is Id'd or has a direct link to Normandy.

 

If you have any questions about any of the items you only have to ask.

 

Regards

 

Tom

 

 

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Hi Tom,  great display some really one-off pieces there, as it's Normandy related and I live in Normandy drop it in next time your passing and I will display it here for you . . . . . . . ;)

 

Well done keep on posting,  ken.

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:49 AM

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Hi Tom,  great display some really one-off pieces there, as it's Normandy related and I live in Normandy drop it in next time your passing and I will display it here for you . . . . . . . ;)
 
Well done keep on posting,  ken.
 
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Hi Ken

Thank you for your comments, if you display my collection can I stay in your mystical shoe box?

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Tom

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:40 AM

Very nicely displayed. Nice little touches like the sand box the maniquien is standing on. My uncle went through Cherbourg with the 79th Infantry Div. 314th Regt. IR Great job! 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Great items and display.Thanks for posting.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

I'm glad that you popped up again.  You have a well presented display of some very much sought after material.  Thank you for showing.  Jack



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:48 AM

Awesome collection Tom! 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:09 AM

Collection looks wonderful Tom! Thanks for sharing another update with us.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:16 AM

Outstanding collection and displays!


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:03 AM

Hi

Thank you for the kind comments.

Regards

Tom

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:21 PM

I stared at the pics for a while. That means it is good.

Thank you for sharing.

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:29 PM

That is a wonderful collection. I recently saw one of the jump signals you have in one of your cases. I tried to research it but couldn't find out whether the jump signal was mounted on the plane's control panel or near the door the troops would jump from (or both). Do you know?



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

great collection and very well displayed, the dug items are great, always like seeing these and the photos are fantastic. Ar the paper documents real? also any info on the cut down invasion vest? 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

great collection and very well displayed, the dug items are great, always like seeing these and the photos are fantastic. Ar the paper documents real? also any info on the cut down invasion vest? 


Hi

Yes all the paperwork is original, i have a massive collection of Top Secret paperwork relating to Operation Mulberry including technical drawings. I have the Gold Beach orders with trace maps and Naval landing pictures. The Omaha panoramic beach pictures would have come out the Neptune orders book for Omaha beach.
It was common for assault jackets to have the bottoms cut off so that they could use standard web belts with them. This part was found in the Utah beach area in the 70's. They are pretty unusual to find and I live in hope I may find a top half...

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Tom


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