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  1. After a year I eventually manage to upload the pictures of my OD-7 dispatch case. It still wonders me that this collor is used that early.
  2. recently I bought a nice pair of sevice boots composition sole (type II), dated 1942 and a size 9. That will fit perfectly on a mannequin.
  3. Sunday 27 October was the big militaria fair in Ciney Belgium. It's great to stroll around and find interesting things. These things I can add to my collection:
  4. WOW King802 that is a very nice bottle of beer. Me is advised NOT to drink the beer. I think it would taste awfull after 70+ years..
  5. Latest addition to my collection, bought at the military fair in La Gleize The Ardennes Belgium (there where Kampfgruppe Peiper found its defeat). On 10 June I did some metaldetecting in the Elzas area where the 94 Infantry Division fought, although I found some fasteners and eyes from an ammobelt, this Meatcan lid (Model M-1918 I think) was a big suprise. It even has an inscription with the name Betlock or Beilock with a Laundrynumber. But untill now no matches.
  6. At the recently held militaria fair in Ciney, I bought this amazing beer botle. Still closed and filled with beer. This is one of the beers the GI's drank in the Rest Centers. The Rest Centers were spread out in the region I live in, so was Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade the Netherlands a well-know Rest Center (and there is some footage of it).
  7. I have recently bought a canvas case dispatch m1938 made by American Leather Products Corp and dated 1942. The colour in my opinion is OD7, but untill 1944 they were made in OD3. Maybe the colour has changed over the years into a more greenisch tint. Unfortunately I can't upload the fotos at this moment, but I will upload them asap.
  8. This looks like a still-life painting to me
  9. These personal items are so interesting
  10. 5 March I did some metal-detecting in the Hürtgenwald and dug up this 81 mm Mortar ammobox. A lot of things are still lying on the surface. the ammo box was buried pretty deep and this not the only one. There was an other one next to it and they are al over the place. Dug up in the area where 22 Inf Reg (4th inf div) saw a lot of action.
  11. Did I forget to mention that I'm still in active service (Army)..... And did several tours to Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali. Best job ever had :-)
  12. Metal-detecting can be dangerous, even after 70 years there is al lot of unexploded ammo in the ground. And of course a lot of a other small interesting relics. Found at the location where Lt. Holloway lost his life. reference: http://www.miaproject.net/mia-search-recoveries/lieutenant-holloway/ A recent foxhole find ivo Berg en Dal (dug up by a friend). A full garand clip.
  13. I have two Schleuters in my collection: 248A swivel bail front seam straps OD7, flat brass buckle 280A swivel bail front seam straps OD7 (but these look awfull new, maybe post-war replaced) flat brass buckle the marking of the 280A is out of line
  14. Firestone liner, unfortunately there is no suspension inside, First Army marking on the right and a flaming bomb in yellow and red on the left.
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