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  1. 9 hours ago, mikie said:

    Good post, Rene!  And thanks for the reminder that there was a little bit of WWII in Europe before June 6, 1944. Something just a few in the US don't seem to know about.  




    Very true. And they also forget WWII didn't start at Pearl Harbor!



  2. 9 hours ago, mikie said:

    After an entire week, I finally got the test results back from the hospital. They are positive that I am negative.  Woohoo!  Back to work tomorrow!  It was nice to have a few days off.  I did manage to fix up a few projects around the house.  And more importantly, not annoy my dear wife too much.  Since I had to somewhat self-isolate, I really couldn't go out and take advantage of being off for a week.     Thanks all for your concern.  Take care, mask up, sanitize your paws,  keep your distances,  and lets all get through this darned thing!  






    So glad you are well! I hope your coworker who tested positive is better soon. A close friend had it and said it is brutal!



  3. 1 hour ago, Dogsbody said:

    Another Then and Now in one shot ( but you have to have damn good eyesight to see the Then picture so I've added a seperate picture). The Then picture shows the Venlo bridges on May 10th 1940 after the defending forces blew them up to prevent the invading Germans using them. During the war the bridges were repaired. I've also added a shot  that depicts the bridges after the Germans were done with them in late 1944.









    Great pictures!  Is there a list of bridges that survived the war? I imagine most were completely damaged and needed rebuilding.



  4. 1 hour ago, General Apathy said:


    WWII German artwork, perhaps . . . . . . . .


    recently found this lovely image, it appears to be WWII German artwork following the lines of US artwork of women factory workers, I have no further information on this image as to its originality or not, sometimes trust nothing, question everything  . . . . . . . . . . 


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 20  2020. 






    Great artwork! It does look like a Rosie the Riveter with the red bandana.  



  5. On 7/18/2020 at 2:01 AM, mikie said:

    How wonderful. Just found out that a coworker caught the virus at a 4th of July party. He thought it would be OK to go.  I work in an essential industry so I have been fortunate to be able to go to the office, usually on my own.  But now we are on total shutdown until we get tested.  Had my test yesterday.  He is asymptomatic and if I have it, so am I.  I'm fine except for my usual aches and pains. But I have to self isolate until my results come back in a few days.   Not looking for sympathy, I'm pretty sure I am fine.  I'm far far more worried about passing this thing on to others than for myself. That should be everyone's main concern. Please please please learn the moral of the story...Wear a darned mask when you go out.  Keep your distance from others while in public. Don't go to parties for a while yet. Wash your hands and sanitiize a lot.  This has nothing to do with "freedom" or politics.  A virus doesn't give a rat's as about  your politics.  One person goes to a party not knowing they have it.  Next thing, dozens of people need to stay home, get tested and possibly get sick or die, and pass it along to people they don't even know and never met.  OK I'm off my sanitizer box.  Take care and be safe everyone!  I'll keep you posted. 






    I hope you will be alright and not catch the virus. Stay safe...Kat

  6. 20 hours ago, gravecreek said:

    Thanks for the welcome. Have been following this tread for quite awhile. I enjoy it alot.


    Welcome to this thread. It is by far my favorite thread on the forum!



  7. 6 hours ago, Mr.Jerry said:

    Great Job - who ever she may be!




    A female soldier became the US Army's first female Green Beret on Thursday.

    The National Guard soldier graduated, earned her Special Forces Tab, and earned her Green Beret Thursday at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina celebrating her and her classmates completion of Special Forces training.

    US Army Special Operations Command is withholding identifying information about the woman due to mission security demands for special operations troops.


    Congrats to her! There will always be others who will try to discredit her accomplishments. I hope she ignores the naysayers and achieves her goals in life! May she be a role model to little girls everywhere. 



  8. 22 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:


    Thx for posting this... Could that be a Dodge WC51/52 in the square???


    I agree! Great pictures. 


    Johan, I


    I think you and Ken could spot a military vehicle in any picture! Hahahaha!



  9. 5 hours ago, General Apathy said:


    Collectors dream find . . . . . . . . . 


    just acquired this image this morning, very interesting shot which appears to have been photographed at a US homeland base, nice stack of boots, notice the ones positioned at the side of the chairs . . . . . . . . .


    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 06  2020. 






    Great picture. What I find interesting is how the floor is made so the soldiers doing the shoe fitting can stand while working rather than having to sit at weird angles.



  10. 4 hours ago, jmar said:

    I've found some very fascinating lives post-military service!





    I think some collectors forget that for many veterans their military service is just a few years of a very long life. They did so much before and after their service. 


    My best to you,  Kat

  11. 21 minutes ago, Dogsbody said:

    Then and Now made easy...…….because of the 75th liberation anniversary of Venlo a special app has been developed that enables those who are interested to follow a special route through town. At certain spots war time photographs have been placed and with your cellphone you can 'call up' background info. Here's an example. And as you can see it's a one shot Then and Now 😊. The building itself is close by the Maas river bridges and was only one of the very few that more or less survived the bombing runs in this area. 







    This would be so great to be able to walk around and listen to the history. Amazing stuff y'all are doing over there.



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