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Normandy Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . . today

On the way home today I passed the location of this tank scene and stopped to photograph it, I left a wider image of the scene so the Dentists home and surgery could be seen behind the entrance.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, December 29 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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What a great way to start the year! A new Then & Now! And with a Sherman tank!

 

I can't wait to see what else we will have here in 2020!

 

Mikie


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Hi Ken, great T&N shot. Love the Sherman with the 'liberated' bicycle at the back and part of its wading stacks still attached.

 

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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Happy New Year to everyone in this amazing thread!

 

Ken,

 

Great then and now pictures! My favorite part of this thread! Since you only got 4 hours of sleep, I am assuming you had a great time last night!

 

..Kat


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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

 

May it be a healthy, prosperous, and of course fun one for you all.


"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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Hi Mikie, for me probably steam cooked and lightly basted in butter is the complete dish. Others like cooking them with bacon bits, or bacon bits and walnut bits, others hate them with a passion in any form.

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, December 18 2019.

 

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I decided to make a pot of clean-out-the-fridge soup. While at the produce store i spotted some brussels sprouts so threw some in the pot. The soup came out pretty good, sprouts and all. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to give them another try.

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I decided to make a pot of clean-out-the-fridge soup. While at the produce store i spotted some brussels sprouts so threw some in the pot. The soup came out pretty good, sprouts and all. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to give them another try.

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Hi Mikie, bon appétit……. not everyone is on the same page though, hahaha

 

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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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Hi Mikie, bon appétit……. not everyone is on the same page though, hahaha

 

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Hi Rene & Mikie, with both of you referencing sprouts on the thread I just had an idea sprouting in my mind that I should cook a plateful of them now instead of hitting the cookie jar, wonderful, I didn't get my usual fill of them over the Christmas period.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 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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Hi Ken, great T&N shot. Love the Sherman with the 'liberated' bicycle at the back and part of its wading stacks still attached.

 

Rene

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Hi Rene, over the last month I have been trying to gather up new images to shoot comparisons when I have time, so there will be more, sometime.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 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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Happy New Year to everyone in this amazing thread!

 

Ken,

 

Great then and now pictures! My favorite part of this thread! Since you only got 4 hours of sleep, I am assuming you had a great time last night!

 

..Kat

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Hi Kat, thanks, it has been a pretty hectic Christmas and New Year period, and the fat lady hasn't sung yet . . . . . . . . :lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 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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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

 

May it be a healthy, prosperous, and of course fun one for you all.

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Hi Rusty, good to hear from you and thanks on behalf of everyone for your thoughts and we send them back to you and family. :lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 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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Friend left his Jeep out in the rain . . . . . . . . . . it must have shrunk.

 

A UK friend sent me a shot of his Jeep on a public carpark at a museum he visited, we laughed at the size of the wartime Jeep compared now to modern cars, cars have really grown in size over the last two decades. Cars have grown but the parking lines haven't kept pace with that growth, it's a struggle to open the doors now with cars in the adjoining spaces. . . . .

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 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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Hi Rusty, good to hear from you and thanks on behalf of everyone for your thoughts and we send them back to you and family. :lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 2019.

 

 

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Hi Ken,

 

Thank you!

 

2019 ended up being a 'busy' year, but hopefully 2020 bodes well for a more relaxed pace.

 

Regards,

RC

 


"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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Normandy Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . .1944 - 2020.

 

Captured a comparison shot of this spot today, shown in the following post . . . . . . . . . . Note the number of soldiers crammed in the Jeep.

 

( I once managed thirteen, but that also included people on the front wings and sat above the grille ).

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 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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Normandy Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . .1944 - 2020.

 

Captured this comparison shot today, sadly the buildings on both sides of the photo are now abandoned and empty, hence the moss and mould growing over the unkempt walls.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 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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Normandy Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . .1944 - 2020.

 

Captured this comparison shot today, sadly the buildings on both sides of the photo are now abandoned and empty, hence the moss and mould growing over the unkempt walls.

 

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

 

 

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wonder if that's the same tree in the courtyard?

 


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Friend left his Jeep out in the rain . . . . . . . . . . it must have shrunk.

 

A UK friend sent me a shot of his Jeep on a public carpark at a museum he visited, we laughed at the size of the wartime Jeep compared now to modern cars, cars have really grown in size over the last two decades. Cars have grown but the parking lines haven't kept pace with that growth, it's a struggle to open the doors now with cars in the adjoining spaces. . . . .

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 02 2019.

 

 

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Whilst on the subject of shrunken Jeeps...…….. ^_^

 

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(Photo WW2 Radio facebook page)

 

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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wonder if that's the same tree in the courtyard?

 

and what about those blinds on the first floor windows…...

 

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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Normandy Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . .1944 - 2020.

 

Captured a comparison shot of this spot today, shown in the following post . . . . . . . . . . Note the number of soldiers crammed in the Jeep.

 

( I once managed thirteen, but that also included people on the front wings and sat above the grille ).

 

 

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

 

 

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Probably an Uber driver...…...

 

Again a great T&N shot, Ken. Better get my act together this year ;)

 

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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Happy New Year, Ken and all...

 

Great shot of,Douglas Jeep...

Hi Johan, and happy 2020 to you.

 

I hope you were not insulted by my comments about Brussels sprouts. While I never cared much for them before, I promise to give them another try in the new year.

 

Mikie


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Hi Johan, and happy 2020 to you.

 

I hope you were not insulted by my comments about Brussels sprouts. While I never cared much for them before, I promise to give them another try in the new year.

 

Mikie

No, all is good...

 

I’m actually one of the few who likes them very much... I always get extras whenever they serve them in the messhall... LOL


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As suggested, tonight I tried steaming some sprouts with a hint of oil, a dusting of Parmesan.(because I'm (Italian) , and little crumbled bacon (because it's BACON!). They came out quite tasty. I never liked them much before. Thanks all for the inspiration to give them another go.

 

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To get in the militaria angle, I used my US Army mess kit fork. Plus, the things look a little like tiny hand grenades.

 

Bon appetit everyone!

 

Mikie

 

 


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Lots of eatables recently posted here. This inspired me to post a drinkable single shot Then and Now picture :)

 

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Of note: 1. bottles appear to be sturdier Then but contain less Cola (6 fl oz compared to 250 ml/roughly 8.4 fl oz) 2. The cardboard carrier is much flimsier Now.

 

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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