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. Hi Mikie, well back to earth again, it is all hard to accept without evidential and physical proof to look at.    Back to a Then & Now post provided for us by long-term friend Len

. Hi Mikie,   Len has sent me the image of the sole of an American military boot embossed in wet concrete at the hospital site, note the reversed image of the sole ' US. ARMY ' .  

Hi Ken,   Apologies, I just hit the little "like" button in the post and had not made a comment. Nice to hear from you again. Hope you are well and enjoying the Calvados! Seasons greetings.

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Happy belated Birthday as well Ken!

 

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"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Then and Now . . . . . . . . . .

and here's the Now . . . . . . . . . .

​well I had a birthday party at the weekend and I had to have a Jeep to go in . . . . . . . . . :lol:

also sporting my winter face-fur. . . . . . . ^_^

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 05 2019.

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Nice original jeep with same script parts!

Belated birthday best wishes Ken, I hope you had a lovely weekend!


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Hey now! Hawaiian shirts are cool!

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yep, Hawaiian shirts are cool for a party night . . . . . . . . . . a few seen on the night

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 03 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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yep, Hawaiian shirts are cool for a party night . . . . . . . . . . a few seen on the night

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

 

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and a few more . . . . . . . . . . .

 

a friends wife said that I was stood behind a table when she arrived and only saw the shirt, hat and flower garland, it wasn't until she saw the colourful board shorts, shoes and socks that she said I looked like a prat, I said ' thank you ' that means I achieved the image I was aiming for for the evening . . . . . . . . . . . :rolleyes:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Thank you forum friends, Rene, Kat, Mikie, everforward, graham, Rusty, Simon for your birthday greetings, much appreciated . . . . . . . . :lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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We have had unprecedented amounts of rain daily for the last month, so much so that in my village someone started floating plastic ducks in the lanes going around the village.

 

All the many flood fields outside the village have levels of water that I have never seen before, so much so that the water has flowed over into fields not normally flooded, I will try and grab some shots when I have to go out and about. . . . . .

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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and a few more . . . . . . . . . . .

 

a friends wife said that I was stood behind a table when she arrived and only saw the shirt, hat and flower garland, it wasn't until she saw the colourful board shorts, shoes and socks that she said I looked like a prat, I said ' thank you ' that means I achieved the image I was aiming for for the evening . . . . . . . . . . . :rolleyes:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

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Hi Ken, great birthday pics, hahaha. By the way is that a Phil 'No Jacket Required' Collins lookalike attending you party???? :D

 

Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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We have had unprecedented amounts of rain daily for the last month, so much so that in my village someone started floating plastic ducks in the lanes going around the village.

 

All the many flood fields outside the village have levels of water that I have never seen before, so much so that the water has flowed over into fields not normally flooded, I will try and grab some shots when I have to go out and about. . . . . .

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 06 2019.

 

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That's just ducky!

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Happy Birthday Ken! Looks like a great party!

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Then and Now . . . . . . . . . .

and here's the Now . . . . . . . . . .

​well I had a birthday party at the weekend and I had to have a Jeep to go in . . . . . . . . . :lol:

also sporting my winter face-fur. . . . . . . ^_^

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 05 2019.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ken..Nice Jeep and Face Fur!!! :wacko:

 

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Hello, Rene, Mikie, Erick, 517th, Johan thanks for the greetings . . . . . . .

 

Here's a shot of Tyrone playing an accordion, really it's Tyrone spoofing playing an accordion he's fitted an MP3 player in the rear of a real accordion and drifts around pretending to play the thing, he also slips in a set of fake horrendously rotten unclean teeth :o to add to the image, it's a terrifically funny skit if you have not seen it before and seeing him perform it for the first time . . . . . . . . :lol::lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Then & Now a life in two photos . . . . . . . . :lol::lol:

 

 

OK so I just had a birthday last weekend, here's the Then or should it be ( Zen )

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Then & Now a life in two photos . . . . . . . . :lol::lol:

 

 

OK so I just had a birthday last weekend, here's the Now, well this summer ( No winter face-fur ) . . . . . . B)

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Now for a real Then & Now . . . . . . . . Cherbourg.

 

A street corner in Cherbourg, the facade on the left has changed but the windows across the street are the same.

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Now for a real Then & Now . . . . . . . . Cherbourg.

 

A street corner in Cherbourg, the facade on the left has changed but the windows across the street are the same.

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Then & Now a life in two photos . . . . . . . . :lol::lol:

 

 

OK so I just had a birthday last weekend, here's the Now, well this summer ( No winter face-fur ) . . . . . . B)

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 08 2019.

 

 

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Like a fine wine, you age well!

 

Mikie

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Like a fine wine, you age well!

 

Mikie

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You old smoothy you, you should write scripts for Hollyweird . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 09 2019.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Sorry I didn't buy you a present as I spent all my money on thisattachicon.gifcanvas holster and belt.jpgattachicon.gifcanvas holster and belt.jpg

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Hi Robert, a great find for any cartridge belt and holster collector, something I was always keen to find and never did.

 

So Christmas is just six weeks away and you still have time to post it when you get tired with it. . . . . . . . :lol:

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 09 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Being a busy party weekend then it slipped past that the thread added a Hundred Thousand hits to the total. . . . . . . . . . . :lol:

 

One Million, One Hundred Thousand Hits.

:o :lol:

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 09 2019.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Ok, you've got me on this rig. Looks interesting but don't know what it is.

 

Mikie

 

pre WWI 8 pocket pistol cartridge belt and canvas holster for 45 cal revolver. Each pocket held 6 rounds loose or in half moon clips. Can't say how very rare it is. Found it at a gun auction in a small town North of me

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