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  1. . Dutch Marines using USMC clothing and equipment . . . . . . Twenty years ago I bought a bunch of USMC clothing and webbing which came from Dutch stocks, I had rough out / flesh out ankle boots and a dozen of these Riesling camouflage bags and a few pieces of HBT all original WWII USMC. regards lewis. .
  2. . Hi Piet, don't worry we have all had similar or worse happen over the years . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 24 2020. .
  3. . Hi Robert, I'm not so certain that I pleased that you are ' bzk ', but having you back is good. This predictive text is a pain, this morning I sent an email to a friend named Peter, it changed his name to ' Pewter '. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 24 2020. .
  4. . Hi Johan, Here's another house find that has been gifted to a local collector, he's presently having them de-activated so he can keep and display them, ( a legal requirement ). These came from a village that the 506th ' Filthy Thirteen ' fought for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filthy_Thirteen Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 24 2020. .
  5. . Hi AG, to be honest I have only posted three items, a tip of the ' iceberg ', there is far more out there being found or given as gifts by householders, especially when clearing houses of people who where around during the war and the tidy up which went on for years afterwards. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 23 2020. .
  6. . Hi Mikie, here's a couple of things that I would like to return to the new style forum ( which I find now works great and faster otherwise ) # 1. I used to like and enjoy seeing who else was reading this thread as I was posting, with this I could tell if any of the regular contributors to the thread would be making comment and I could stay on-line longer to engage with them. # 2. I used to be able to hover my cursor over photographs which allowed me to see by the number of downloads of any photograph which topics fellow members were interested in, and use that as a lead to what similar photograph or topic to post to my thread. Hope there might be suggestions for some of this, items #1 & #2 certainly boosted my inter-action and enjoyment of the forum . . . . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 23 2020 . .
  7. . Hi Mikie, here's a fruit's of the sea for you, the beaches have been off-limits for the last five weeks during lock-down, two days ago a local man went for a walk on the beach after they were re-opened, heres what the tide had brought ashore. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020. .
  8. . Hi AG, well they cleaned it, this is the casing now it shows the letters ' A. F. ', . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020. .
  9. . Hi mikie, sorry to say you got your veg and your fruits mixed up, its a pineapple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020. .
  10. Hi Piet, no it was just the casing, nothing inside / no fuse only mud . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020. .
  11. . Hi Johan, mine is a post-war Paratrooper heavyweight model . . . . . . . . had to remove the shield to re-shape it back to the column tube it was mounted on. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020 ( one month to go till the longest day ) .
  12. Another Gardening find . . . . . . . . . . other friends enduring several weeks of lock-down were attending the flowers in their garden and found this in the soil, thankfully empty just the casing, no fuse attached. Funny really, they have lived in the house for twenty years and this only just gets found. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 22 2020 .
  13. Building war damage London . . . . . . As we are in virus lock-down throughout France it's been impossible to get out and take images of buildings and locations in Normandy, with grateful thanks to a friend Douglas in London I post this image. So next time any of the forum readers stay at the London Ritz ( ok lets say walking past ) then take a look at the upper facade of the building and you will notice bullet and shrapnel damage still evident in several areas, heres one section Douglas photographed. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 19 2020 ( almost half a year gone already and heading shortly to the years longest day ) .
  14. March 1939 National Geographic library book Now heres the rub, this book appears to be overdue as it was last loaned out in 1940 . As my friend who I inherited it from was born thirty years after then, then it couldn't have been him that failed to return it. I wonder what really happened to the person who loaned it, were they killed in an air-raid, the book recovered from a bombed house by someone else, or the person loaning the book inducted into the forces, a tale of mystery methinks . . . . . . . . Anyway I wouldn't want to be the one paying the 80 year old over-due fees . . even at two-pence a week Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 16 2020 .
  15. March 1939 National Geographic library book So here's how this copy is relevant in todays virus infected world, as it mentions that all returned library books that have been in contact with any virus households that that fact must be reported to the council sanitary officer on returning the book. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 16 2020 .
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