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  1. Ken and Johan,

     

    In the military vehicles section on the forum, Jagjetta started a thread with a quiz on your knowledge of jeeps. I think the two of you need to take the quiz to see who knows jeeps better! 

     

    ...Kat

  2. 1 hour ago, mikie said:

    More military issue stuff I never thought about existing.  The folks behind planning, acquiring and issuing, the countless items needed to fight a war besides the boom stuff need some well deserved recognition.   

     

    Mikie,

     

    I have heard the number of people behind the lines to take care of one person on the front lines. People don't think about these things.

     

    ...Kat

  3. 10 hours ago, phil.co1 said:

    That`s what I thought too, maybe a private purchase. Was that allowed? Does have matching shorts and comes with a blue reserves neckercheif.

     

     

    It is possible that it was a private purchase. The website did say it took a little while for the supply to hit the stores. I learned to never say never. 😁

     

    Is that a name sewn in the back of the shorts? 

     

    ..Kat

  4. According to the blitzkrieg website,  the exercise attire was two piece (skirt or shorts) and shirt. It was not a one piece outfit. I do not believe this is a navy outfit. 

     

    What do the buttons look like? Are there any tags?

     

    ...Kat

  5. 12 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Kat,  a few weeks ago I did a Then and Now on the side of a building in the square at Ste Mere Eglise in both images an ancient sun-dial could be seen, you expressed an interest asking how common they were to Normandy, here's another couple of sun-dials I captured for you.

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 05  2020.

     

     

    Ken,

     

    These are too cool! I wonder how many people walk by and either do not notice or do not know what these are. Thanks for posting these!

     

    ...Kat

     

  6. 2 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

     

    And even got them out a couple of times….

     

    Bluffs on West side of Arromanches; debris of the caissons of the Mulberry Harbor visible in the sea...

     

     

     

    That looks like a beautiful view for a bicycle ride!

     

    ...Kat

  7. 11 minutes ago, Dogsbody said:

    Hi Kat, the one on the left is the British victory medal and the one on the right is the one from Russia.

     

     

    Thanks so much for letting me know about the medals.

     

    ...Kat

  8. Boy I have some catching up to do on this thread!I

     

    Ken,

     

    Amazing pictures of the shelter signs! Hard to believe they are still on the side of the buildings after all these years. I also love the cluster bomb explanation and pictures. Very interesting. I always find your jeep parts so interesting showing all of the "F" parts. I don't think many people would know to even look for that mark. 

     

    Johan,

     

    The reuse of the PSP planking is very interesting. All of you were recycling before anyone else ever thought about it. 

     

    Rene, 

     

    Great medals. Can you please tell me which ones are on the right and left? I also love how all of you ride bicycles everywhere.

     

     

    Mikie,

     

    Your posts always make me hungry! Hahaha ! 

     

    ...Kat

     

     

     

  9. 7 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    More of the memory shoebox was opened up this week . . . . . . . . . . .

     

    Earlier this week a friend was passing nearby an old country pub close to the WWII American airbase at Molesworth, he stopped to grab a shot of the pub ( poor overcast rainy day ).  

     

    The same pub back in 1944 with American servicemen from the airbase.

     

    A reconstruction of the wartime shot featuring friends and myself taken in 1990.

     

    On the day that we visited in 1990 the landlord and his wife were very kind and helpful in our setting up of the scene, we carried a table outdoors, and dressed the table as seen in the wartime shot, an ash tray ( note both ashtrays have the same writing on the side ) a vase of flowers, a circular serving tray etc. The Landlady went and changed her dress to a darker one similar in shade to the wartime Landlady, the Landlord served us our beers.  

     

    Note on the wartime shot that to the side of the Landlady's head there is an electric bell-push, in 1990 the same bell-push was still there but painted  completely over, wish we had taken two folding deck-chairs to complete the scene. 

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 28  2020.

     

     

    This is very cool! Your life should be made into a movie! You have more fun than anyone I know!

     

    Kat

  10. 35 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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    Then and now of a different sort . . . . . . . . . 

     

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 27  2020.

     

     

    Ken,

     

    This is a great then and now shot. Amazing that they reconstructed this in the museum. That looks like a museum you could spend hours walking around!

     

    Also, it is great your friend bought the jeep! Take a picture when you get to ride in it!

     

    ...Kat

  11. Ken,

     

    You should buy the jeep back anyway! You can fix her up as she should be!

     

    I really love the jeep and other vehicle posts. But the LCT restoration is amazing! 

     

    That is wonderful what your Dad did during the war. There were so many different important things done during the war. 

     

    ...Kat

  12. 5 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    French military show last Sunday . . . . . .

     

    What I enjoy about the Militaria shows over here in Normandy is the variety of entrants that appear, not just British, German and American uniforms but also French uniforms and resistance clothing, and here's one that was at last Sundays show a bicycling priest Monsignor David, a French friend, and cracking sense of humour  . . . . . . . . . . 

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 05  2020. 

     

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    This is great! I love the unusual and out of ordinary! There is a lot of great stuff packed into that small display. I love the bike. 

     

    ...Kat

  13. On 8/4/2020 at 5:07 AM, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Mikie,  here's a chart of Jeep grills for you, the one in your photograph is second up from bottom in the right-hand side column M151A2.

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 04  2020. 

     

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    Ken,

     

    This chart is a keeper! Great info.

     

    ...Kat

  14. On 8/3/2020 at 2:27 PM, Dogsbody said:

    Great Then and Now, Ken.

     

    Kat, that vehicle is a so called Loyd carrier.

     

    Rene

     

     

     

    Rene,

     

    This is a very interesting video. Thanks so much for sharing this one. That is a great little vehicle!

     

    ...Kat

  15. Gil,

     

    Great article! There is so much that women did during the war that is not known to so many. I love the following from the article:

     

    Parsons said people assumed she was working as a glorified secretary. Not being able to tell them otherwise was difficult. "They'd say 'What do you do?' and I'd say 'Well I have a desk job.' And they'd say 'Well that's what we thought women would get." And that was hard because I couldn't talk about it. " "The top bananas said that women couldn't keep a secret, and we showed them that we could." 

  16. 3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Johan,  thanks, here's a better image from my files . . . . . . . .

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 03  2020. 

     

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    Ken,

     

    Amazing then and now pictures. What is the smaller vehicle to the right in the picture?

     

    ..Kat

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