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22 minutes ago, mikie said:

Sadly, no. They lost in overtime to the Kansas City Swifts. 😢

Gunji and Baylan we’re terribly upset. 

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Hi Mikie, 

 

we don't partIcularly follow the game over here in Europe but it appears that the Kansas City Swifts had an extra player on their team, one called TAYLOR . . . . . . . . . .. !!!!!!

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  12  2024.

 

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Then & Now received from a UK friend . . . . . . .

 

Images taken at Burton Bradstock during WWII and quite recently, an American G.I. is helped by local children to gas up his Jeep, and one cleans the windshield. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  12  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . . . . 

 

two rare WWII sweaters, a 1944 British Commando sweater.   and a US roll neck sweater, I recall seeing a photograph taken in the Aleutian Islands of several soldiers wearing this style of sweater.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  12  2024.

 

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18 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Then & Now received from a UK friend . . . . . . .

 

Images taken at Burton Bradstock during WWII and quite recently, an American G.I. is helped by local children to gas up his Jeep, and one cleans the windshield. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  12  2024.

 

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Same picture exists showing a small herd of cows in the foreground on the road

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20 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . . . . 

 

two rare WWII sweaters, a 1944 British Commando sweater.   and a US roll neck sweater, I recall seeing a photograph taken in the Aleutian Islands of several soldiers wearing this style of sweater.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  12  2024.

 

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Beautiful sweaters.

 

Cant stand turtle necks.

 

Its like having a weak person strangling you all day.

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1 hour ago, manayunkman said:

Beautiful sweaters.

 

Cant stand turtle necks.

 

Its like having a weak person strangling you all day.

Me too! 

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4 hours ago, Escht said:

Same picture exists showing a small herd of cows in the foreground on the road

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Those must have been top secret military model cows to have been censored out of the photo. 
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The Longest Yarn . . . . . . . . . . 

 

My local friends wife Tansy Forster is organising numerous women into knitting a modern equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry with around 90 yards of knitted figures and vehicles portraying the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings.  These 80 panels should be on display in the Carentan cathedral throughout June this year 2024, possibly longer either side of June. I particularly liked the LCT panel showing the open doors and a tank driving out onto the beach, with sailors stood watching above the doors as copied from a wartime image.   

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

( OK guys don't go home this evening without flowers, it's Valentines day )

 

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1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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The Longest Yarn . . . . . . . . . . 

 

My local friends wife Tansy Forster is organising numerous women into knitting a modern equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry with around 90 yards of knitted figures and vehicles portraying the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings.  These 80 panels should be on display in the Carentan cathedral throughout June this year 2024, possibly longer either side of June. I particularly liked the LCT panel showing the open doors and a tank driving out onto the beach, with sailors stood watching above the doors as copied from a wartime image.   

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

( OK guys don't go home this evening without flowers, it's Valentines day )

 

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Fantastic! What a great idea! Show more pictures if you can. I’d love to see more. My compliments to the artists. 

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My dear wife Annie is indifferent to flowers on Valentines Day. She tells me she would rather have the money I spent on them instead. But I usually buy some anyways along with another gift. And they usually get ignored. This year I opted for no flowers with my gift.  It’s still early morning here. Let's see if I get killed when she gets up. It’s been nice knowing you all. 
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My girl won’t come near me as I’ve had a fever for a week which finally broke yesterday.

 

I drank a gallon of water a day.

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4 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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The Longest Yarn . . . . . . . . . . 

 

My local friends wife Tansy Forster is organising numerous women into knitting a modern equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry with around 90 yards of knitted figures and vehicles portraying the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings.  These 80 panels should be on display in the Carentan cathedral throughout June this year 2024, possibly longer either side of June. I particularly liked the LCT panel showing the open doors and a tank driving out onto the beach, with sailors stood watching above the doors as copied from a wartime image.   

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

( OK guys don't go home this evening without flowers, it's Valentines day )

 

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I need to show this to my wife...
She made the Red, White and Blue Bear which has been sitting in the back of the Jeep for quite a long time...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Johan Willaert said:

 

I need to show this to my wife...
She made the Red, White and Blue Bear which has been sitting in the back of the Jeep for quite a long time...

 

 

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Hi Johan.

 

Very nice, congratulate Kristien.  I was over my friends today and Tansy showed me some more pieces of the diorama, there's a panel featuring the Pegasus lifting bridge, and another panel featuring the ' Deadman's Corner building ' with a tank outside and a deadman hanging out the turret, I think it will be something to see once it's all here and assembled, there are pieces coming from all over Europe and the UK. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

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Use of War Dogs 1943.

 

Sadly a little dark for picking up dog related equipment,  but the wicker pigeon containers are something I have never seen before.

 

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

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itchy fingers need to be holding a spanner or wrench again . . . . . . . . 

 

Last week during a conversation I said to a local friend that it's time we were rebuilding a Jeep again, the two barn-find ones he had been due to inherit six months ago have not yet been cleared of probate, so he sits and waits . . . . . . .

 

However another local friend with a Dodge 3/4 ton weapons carrier had been running it with a 1/2 ton rear differential he had loaned to use while looking for a replacement 3/4 ton diff.  He managed to find two located in Belgium and bought those and yesterday we worked together and exchanged the diffs, and all sat down to lunch afterwards, a really enjoyable day with mixture of work and socialising.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  17  2024.

 

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interesting shot of American front-line ingenuity    . . . . . . . .

 

A  couple of days ago I found this Viet-Nam image of a quad. 50 Cal mount, what caught my eye was the use of cut down American jerrycans as ammunition boxes in place of the normal ' tombstone ' ammunition boxes normally associated with this quad mount, it appears that the jerrycan could possibly hold a greater amount of ammunition. 

 

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On 2/14/2024 at 4:26 PM, General Apathy said:

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Use of War Dogs 1943.

 

Sadly a little dark for picking up dog related equipment,  but the wicker pigeon containers are something I have never seen before.

 

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

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I need my two couch potato dogs to watch this.

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23 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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interesting shot of American front-line ingenuity    . . . . . . . .

 

A  couple of days ago I found this Viet-Nam image of a quad. 50 Cal mount, what caught my eye was the use of cut down American jerrycans as ammunition boxes in place of the normal ' tombstone ' ammunition boxes normally associated with this quad mount, it appears that the jerrycan could possibly hold a greater amount of ammunition. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  17  2024.

 

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That is a very interesting modification, it seems less complicated than a tombstone too and would work pretty good if they fabricated a smooth lip at the top so the belt doesn't jam

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On 2/14/2024 at 2:26 PM, General Apathy said:

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Use of War Dogs 1943.

 

Sadly a little dark for picking up dog related equipment,  but the wicker pigeon containers are something I have never seen before.

 

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  14  2024.

 

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Fascinating! I had no idea about a lot of what dogs were used for during the war. My boy Baylan wants to join up!  

 

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On 2/5/2024 at 6:10 PM, Escht said:

It's all vegetarian recipes, all sorts of stuff to make meatless dishes that replace meat based protein. Book is dated 1940.

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Hi Kevin, Peter and all interested in UK wartime rationing . . . . . .

 

The average person in the UK was allowed one egg a week and about 8 ounces of meat a week, below is a mobile butchery van that called around villages in Hertfordshire, I would imagine at 8 ounces a week an entire cow would feed several villages. 

 

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Read the following link regarding UK rationing, a couple of paragraphs from the article 

 

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https://merrynallingham.com/20th-century/rationing-in-the-second-world-war/#:~:text=A typical ration for one,6p today) was also included.

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  18  2024.

 

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This morning in the coffee bar . . . . . . 

 

Meeting another local Jeep friend in the cafe' for a coffee and some catch up conversation,  the bar owner offered me a large spark-plug that he had discovered in his fathers garage.  There was no actual manufacturers name just printed in red U.S.A.  ' 117 ' and USA embossed in the metalwork, I thanked him but replied put it in the glass display case that you have in the cafe of wartime pieces. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  18  2024.

 

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51 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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This morning in the coffee bar . . . . . . 

 

Meeting another local Jeep friend in the cafe' for a coffee and some catch up conversation,  the bar owner offered me a large spark-plug that he had discovered in his fathers garage.  There was no actual manufacturers name just printed in red U.S.A.  ' 117 ' and USA embossed in the metalwork, I thanked him but replied put it in the glass display case that you have in the cafe of wartime pieces. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  18  2024.

 

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Any idea what it is for? 
Didn’t it spark any interest for you to take it? 😁
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1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Kevin, Peter and all interested in UK wartime rationing . . . . . .

 

The average person in the UK was allowed one egg a week and about 8 ounces of meat a week, below is a mobile butchery van that called around villages in Hertfordshire, I would imagine at 8 ounces a week an entire cow would feed several villages. 

 

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Read the following link regarding UK rationing, a couple of paragraphs from the article 

 

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https://merrynallingham.com/20th-century/rationing-in-the-second-world-war/#:~:text=A typical ration for one,6p today) was also included.

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  18  2024.

 

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What’s really amazing is that rationing continued after the war into the 1950s.

 

If you had your own chickens laying eggs did you still have to ration them? 

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15 minutes ago, manayunkman said:

What’s really amazing is that rationing continued after the war into the 1950s.

 

If you had your own chickens laying eggs did you still have to ration them? 

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Hi Peter,

 

Sugar rationing continued until 1954 I believe,  in food stores selling items that had to be weighed it was common practise to lay a single thin sheet of grease-proof paper on the scale surface to prevent contamination to either the scales or the food being weighed.   Around this time my father had a verbal altercation with a local store owner that used to lay a multi-page magazine on the scale before weighing out candies / sweets for children, thereby he was not supplying a correct weight as he was including the magazine in the weight.  i.e. weighing out ' 4 ounces '  the magazine would weigh perhaps 2 ounces of the 4 ounces and the child customer only receiving 2 ounces and paying for 4 ounces.

 

I have no knowledge of how many chickens could be kept, but I believe all pigs and edible animals had to be registered with local authorities

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  18  2024.

 

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