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  1. Thank you very much... Just found it. Its a M-1967 MLCE Carrier, Sleeping Equipment [NSN 8465-00-935-6813], it will only work with the MLCE Suspender, not with the ALICE Suspender. Thanks
  2. Hi there. I just picked up a duffle bag full of 70s - 90s ALICE gear. The only item I cant identify is this cover here. Maybe something from a parachute??? Thanks for your help
  3. Hey, thank you. I first googled "tent pole canvas bag" or "vietnam long canvas bag", NO LUCK, but with "antenna canvas bag" it has just come up. Its a CW-206 Bag for Antenna gear. Thanks alot
  4. Hello. Can someone identify the long bag on the right? Is it american? To me looks like Canvas, 60s or 70s? Thanks
  5. Could you use the buttpack only with the belt, or was it possible to attach it to the side of the ALICE Pack, like the 2 QT canteen can be attached? Seems to me there is too much space between the clips of the buttpack, to attach it to the side of the ALICE pack??
  6. Do these packs fit to the side of the Large ALICE Field Pack or only with belts? I was thinkin about ordering one of those packs from an online shop, FIELD PACK TRAINING Nylon, but seems to me the space between the ALICE clips is too wide, to fit with the Alice Pack. Can anyone confirm? Thank you
  7. Please post pics if you have any from your grandfather in France.
  8. VIDEO 2 ARTILLERY BLOCK (inside) VIDEO 3 EXPOSE OF ORIGINAL PERIOD ITEMS + ENGINE ROOM
  9. DETAILS : MAGINOT OUVRAGE "FOUR A CHAUX" 2, route de Bitche 67510 Lembach FRANCE CONTACT : http://www.lignemaginot.fr/en/contact/ PRICE & HOURS : http://www.lignemaginot.fr/en/horaires/ GOOGLE MAPS : https://www.google.de/maps/place/Le+Four+%C3%A0+Chaux,+67510,+Frankreich If you are in Germany, around Mannheim, Kaiserslautern, Ramstein area, you can also visit the bunker by public transportation. Just take the train to the border station of WISSEMBOURG (F). On sundays and holidays there is a bus transfer from WISSEMBOURG station right to the BUNKER. Its Bus #317. Its a 20 minute bus ride from WISSEMBOURG station. BUS PLAN PDF : http://www.lecleebourg.com/images/Wanderbus.pdf ABOUT : Four-a-Chaux is former Maginot Line Artillery-Fort in the Vosges/Alsace region in France. In 1944/45 the U.S. 7th Army was fighting in the area against the german Army Group G (Heeresgruppe G). In early 1945 the U.S. 36th ID took possesion of the Maginot Line bunkers, after the germans retreated. Nowadays the bunker is a museum. US Soldiers at Maginot Bunker : .. and the same spot, 71 years later : With a closer look, comparing both images, you can still see this small metal ring in the concrete. Right side of the soldiers leg, left side of my shoulder. It was used for fixing camo net. I visited the bunker last sunday and joined the guided tour. Price is 7€, tour duration is about 2 hours. I uploaded some videos on my youtube channel. FIRST video is from the "casernement" inside the bunker, where they had kitchen, hospital, storage and bedrooms for the troops and stuff, SECOND video is from one of the artillery blocks of the bunker, BLOC 2. It shows the staircase leading up to the block and also the block itself. THIRD video shows the engine room, where they also set up an expose of original period items, weapons, uniforms, insignia and similar stuff, probably the most interisting part for you, there is french, german and also lots of american stuff. VIDEO 1 BUNKER CASERNEMENT (troop rooms)
  10. yeah you right. The woods in the whole area are full of former storage facilities, warehouse bunkers and other hidden military locations from the cold war. very sad, that these places are more and more disapearing in the last years. To my understanding, the USA gave all the land of this places back to Germany. The land is now back under control by the "Bundesamt für Liegenschaften". Its a governmental organisation for buildings and land owned by Germany. I think they just didnt know what to do with this place. What can you do with an old tower, that is located somewhere deep in the woods and has been used for NATO radio communication in the 70s? I also posted this video to a facebook group about this place. Group is named "Langerkopf Germany". There are some veterans who had served there in the 60s & 70s. They also posted many pictures from that time, its very interesting, how the place has changed over the years. I also know Neubrücke very well. I live about 20km away from Neubrücke. Greetings to you and thanks to ray for liking my stuff. =)
  11. Here is a recent video from the former USAF Radio Relay Station at Langerkopf, Germany. The site is going to be bulldozed soon, to make new space for windpower. The site is abandoned for some years now, also hardly vandalised by some iditos and metal scapers. Paintballers also had their fun. But the site still looks very beautyful in the snow and with the fog around the antenna tower. So this video is a short documentary, what the site looked like in December 2014, shortly before it will be removed. The video is hosted at my youtube channel. I make short videos of abandoned war relics, such as bunkers and stuff. Also other abandoned buildings and places. ENJOY
  12. Found it Town is called Vasteville http://www.panoramio.com/photo/58099007?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com
  13. hi guys About 2 years ago, I read something about a beach somewhere in northern France, with a couple of abandoned tanks and trucks from D-Day. I remember some pictures of about 10 or 15 vehicles right in the middle of the sandy dunes, with the typical dune grass plants growing around them. I think this place was located somewhere between the D-Day landing sites and the Mont St.Michel, but I am not sure. I just tried to google for this place, but can´t find any info. Does anyone know this place or a town nearby? I want to find on Google Earth, to get the coordinates. Thanks!!!!
  14. Well, could be posed, but still to keep in mind, that the Nordwind operation in this area that just took place in the weeks before taking this picture caused about 15000 casualties for the IV U.S. Corps.
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