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Johan Willaert
57 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Johan,

 

that's another film that's on the to-watch list if it appears over here.  Based on the true story of 89-year-old British World War II Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan who "broke out" of his nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France in June 2014.  At the time it made National news on the television with requests to the population to report any sightings of him to the authorities due to concerns for his age and health. However  I believe he got to the ferry port and tried to access the ferry without a passport, but he did make it across to the 70th celebrations.   

 

Supposedly Michael Caine announced that it would be his last film. Glenda Jackson the female lead died nine months after filming. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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Haven't seen the movie yet either, but it's in theatres next week, so will do so then...

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General Apathy
40 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:


Haven't seen the movie yet either, but it's in theatres next week, so will do so then...

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Hi Johan, 

 

Great,  we wait to hear a report from you . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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General Apathy
1 hour ago, everforward said:

LOL...!!  I wonder if anything like that will ever show up at the SOS.....

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Hi everforward.

 

Just dropped into a friends for coffee and he had seen this advertised as WWII RAF, however just looking at it there are NO markings anywhere exterior or interior RAF, dates or manufacturer . . . . . . .  It's in excellent condition but nothing identify it's date or nationality.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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More flooding . . . . . . 

 

just heading home and came across another road that is passible presently but with the continuing rainfall may not be tomorrow, note the waves of water passing from the left fields to the right. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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Liberation of Southern France 1944.

 

I captured this screen grab of a civilian owned WWI US Liberty truck shown during a documentary about the liberation of Southern France in 1944, note on the radiator grille it's embossed with USA.  The French FFI member appears to have US clothing and a weirdly painted or covered WWI style helmet. 

 

Not knowing anything of the background of the short clip featuring this truck included in the documentary, I am wondering if it is genuine to the liberation or a postwar anniversary celebration that the researchers have included. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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Hey Grandpa spring is on the way so I washed down my trampoline today . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  29  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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Screen grab or President Roosevelt visiting US troops . . . . . . 

 

Note that the doorway on the Jeep has been especially deepened to enable Mr Roosevelt easier access due to his inability to walk and climb aboard.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  29  2024.

 

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On 2/28/2024 at 4:06 AM, General Apathy said:

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Hi Johan, 

 

Great,  we wait to hear a report from you . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   February  28  2024.

 

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Eh? Whadjah say??? 

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Hi 6th.MG.BN.

 

Ken,   I see in another thread that you are making oak frames for Riker cases, they really look good and greatly improve the surround that normally comes with the Riker cases.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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manayunkman

Thought this might be thought provoking.

 

From a 10th AAF unit in Burma.

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Here is another photo of more matting that showed up in my feed this morning. I must say that FB has got this subject covered. Sorry, not coming up with any good puns today. Hope you like it! 
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2 hours ago, mikie said:

Here is another photo of more matting that showed up in my feed this morning. I must say that FB has got this subject covered. Sorry, not coming up with any good puns today. Hope you like it! 
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Hi Mikie,  

 

I laid this same PSP photo down in a post 25th July 2018, not much a pun so try this one . . . . . .

 

Why did the frog cross the PSP airfield / to get out the no-fly zone . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Mikie,  

 

I laid this same PSP photo down in a post 25th July 2018, not much a pun so try this one . . . . . .

 

Why did the frog cross the PSP airfield / to get out the no-fly zone . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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Sorry for the repeat picture. I have difficulty remembering yesterday, none the less 2018. The only thing I do remember from then was that my stinky but still beloved San Jose Sharks hockey team knew how to win a game or two back then. 
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5 hours ago, mikie said:

Sorry for the repeat picture. I have difficulty remembering yesterday, none the less 2018. The only thing I do remember from then was that my stinky but still beloved San Jose Sharks hockey team knew how to win a game or two back then. 
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Hi Mikie.

 

Hahhaaaaa,  no worries about the second posting of that image,  PSP details have a lot of interest for me since living here and seeing so much of it still in use one way or another.  I still have ten sections in my garden which I park two cars on or it would be a mud bath out there. 

 

To try and not duplicate things I have to try and remember all the topics, subjects, photographs that I have posted on here daily for the last seventeen years . . . . . . . . .can't say I always get it right.

 

Can't say I always get it right, can't say I always get it right. !!!!!!

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 02  2024.

 

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General Apathy

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Went out to McDonald's the other day . . . . . . . . . !!!!!

 

A vision of what this summer is going to be like with so many Jeeps here for the eightieth anniversary . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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General Apathy
16 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Thought this might be thought provoking.

 

From a 10th AAF unit in Burma.

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Hi Peter,

 

Spam featured heavily during WWII in the UK and American forces.   Friends in the UK have leased site number 4 on the old Bungay US airfield and are preserving and restoring what still remains there since WWII as a memorial museum.  

 

Note the mess hall is called ' Ye old Spam Shopp '.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 02  2024.

 

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8 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Went out to McDonald's the other day . . . . . . . . . !!!!!

 

A vision of what this summer is going to be like with so many Jeeps here for the eightieth anniversary . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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I think it’s the third one second row left of the tree. Or is it the 19th one 12th row in front of the shed?

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On 3/1/2024 at 9:22 AM, manayunkman said:

Thought this might be thought provoking.

 

From a 10th AAF unit in Burma.

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Dear old Dad used to enjoy a can of Spam once in a while. He used to tell us that the folks in Hawaii when he was stationed there could cook amazing things with it.

We have a restaurant here called L&L Hawaiian BBQ that has a Spam recipe on the menu. I’ll have to try it one of these days but have somehow resisted so far. 

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We had Spam in camp when I was a child fried in a pan.

 

 

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General Apathy
10 hours ago, manayunkman said:

We had Spam in camp when I was a child fried in a pan.

 

 

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Hi Peter,

 

How on earth did you ever survive as a child being fried in a pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  😂 !!!!!

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 03  2024.

 

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On 3/2/2024 at 8:45 AM, General Apathy said:

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Went out to McDonald's the other day . . . . . . . . . !!!!!

 

A vision of what this summer is going to be like with so many Jeeps here for the eightieth anniversary . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 01  2024.

 

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What a photo!! With a design life of only a few weeks in combat, I wonder what percentage survived..?!

Can't wait to bring my Jeep to Normandy in June Ken! I hope the roads dry up a bit..!

Cheers Graham

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manayunkman

I managed to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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General Apathy

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Photo of a Jeep on a beach from a UK Jeeping friend enjoying a few days in Alicante  . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,   March 03  2024.

 

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Photo from a UK Jeeping friend of a WWII DUKW ( Duck ) in a storage yard waiting for onward transport to a new owner in France  . . . . . . . 

 

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