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  1. Thanks for the excellent observations and I agree, it's one hell of a photo. Rob
  2. This is the top tray view of a WWII USMC foot locker. The grouping to this Marine is contained inside and is all original to the foot locker. I bought this group direct from the veteran's family and was surprised to see the pinup still held in place on the inside lid. The tape is old and dried out but is still doing it's job! Rob
  3. Impressive collection and a very clever way to display them. Rob
  4. That is an interesting point Tom. I am left wondering if camo mosquito bars are known to have been issued in the ETO? I was not under the impression that they were. Rob
  5. Thanks for the additional photos. I was well aware that the camo parachute material was used by both the US & the Germans. When I first saw the photo I posted the material looked (to me) as if it could have been cut from something else. After it was pointed out that he also had it tied around his neck it became clear what it was. The 5th division liner used for your avatar I believe you bought from me, looks good! Rob
  6. Very nice bringback daggers! The Heer is not missing the grip wire, it was not a feature of this dagger. Rob
  7. You are correct, the message was subtle and probably went over the heads of some G.I.'s. Rob
  8. That's strange, there is some kind of autocorrect working here that keeps changing the word to provenance. Rob
  9. That should read provenance and not provenance. Rob
  10. That's not how I am reading it. The condolences the Germans are giving the G.I. are "tongue in cheek" and are not sincere. They are giving a dig to the G.I. by saying provenance saved Hitler from the July 20 plot but provenance did not save FDR. Basically thay are saying god is on our side & not yours. The Germans are also implying that President Wilson was in the wrong for entering the war against Germany during WWI and contributing to their defeat. They are saying that FDR will face the same "judgement" as Wilson for his wrong doings. The part of the message about FDR's unexpected passing might have had some affect. I doubt that many bought into the bit about WIlson & FDR. Rob
  11. Good eye with the scarf Bill, you know I was so fixated on the helmet I did not notice that. That all makes sense. Rob
  12. Here is an example of a German propaganda leaflet taunting U.S. forces over the death of President Roosevelt. It measures 5 inches X 3 inches, I would assume it was delivered by way of a propaganda shell. Interesting to see that the Germans were still hard at work with this sort of thing so late in the game. Rob
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