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Hi Kat, well hopefully Johan might add some shots of the rebuild on his Jeep . . . . . . ^_^

Will do when work continues....

Meanwhile here’s a photo of another well known GPW... ?

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Will do when work continues....

Meanwhile here’s a photo of another well known GPW... ?

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Hi Johan, many thanks for the photo you added, I have downloaded the image to forward to Mike as it's his Jeep closest to the camera . . . . . . ^_^

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Why dosnt Ian post here anymore?

 

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Hi Owen, I posed the question to Ian today and his reply was ' I've moved on ' . . . . . . . . ;)

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Today's Then & Now, Normandy . . . . . . . . .

 

A Horsa glider crashed landed into a garden wall, it's amazing bad luck looking at the building behind the glider that he swooped over that building and dropped into the wall several yards away. Sadly the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot lay in the mangled wreck, note the water canteen standing on the grass in front of the glider.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Today's Then & Now, Normandy . . . . . . . . .

 

This is the same building although post war modifications have been made to the roof area, all the chimneys have gone and larger windows added and closer together in the roof line.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Normandy Then & Then . . . . . . . . . . . ( not Then & Now for a change )

 

here is a wartime cartoon from the artistry of Bill Maudlin . . . . . . ^_^

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Normandy Then & Then . . . . . . . . . . . ( not Then & Now for a change )

Here's an example of a typical wartime sign-board where Maudlin would have got the inspiration for his cartoon. This location is a few miles from where I live, the house with the town-name painted roughly on it is still along with the painting still visible on the side wall.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

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That sign must be along the COM-Z rear area.

Not saluting in a vehicle in the field? :huh: We called that, "Sniper checking" when I was in the Army!

Vehicle crowded? Never saw that being a thing before. Back in the states, they were encouraging people to crowd into vehicles!

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Johan Willaert

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Hi Johan, many thanks for the photo you added, I have downloaded the image to forward to Mike as it's his Jeep closest to the camera . . . . . . ^_^

 

Thx, Ken! Found the photo on facebook, taken on Sunday 29th December 2019.

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That sign must be along the COM-Z rear area.

Not saluting in a vehicle in the field? :huh: We called that, "Sniper checking" when I was in the Army!

Vehicle crowded? Never saw that being a thing before. Back in the states, they were encouraging people to crowd into vehicles!

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Hi Lee, it's on the main route down the Peninsula from Cherbourg towards Coutances and Le Mont St Michel.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 11 2020

 

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Thx, Ken! Found the photo on facebook, taken on Sunday 29th December 2019.

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Hahhaaa Johan, the Jeep gets everywhere, ' the sun never sets on the mighty Jeep ' . . . . . . . . :love:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 11 2020

 

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Today's Then & Now, Normandy . . . . . . . . .

 

A Horsa glider crashed landed into a garden wall, it's amazing bad luck looking at the building behind the glider that he swooped over that building and dropped into the wall several yards away. Sadly the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot lay in the mangled wreck, note the water canteen standing on the grass in front of the glider.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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A very sad photo.

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Normandy Then & Then . . . . . . . . . . . ( not Then & Now for a change )

Here's an example of a typical wartime sign-board where Maudlin would have got the inspiration for his cartoon. This location is a few miles from where I live, the house with the town-name painted roughly on it is still along with the painting still visible on the side wall.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

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Considering that a private was paid about $60 a month, those fines could be quite painful.

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Two Then and Nows from Nijmegen. First up is a shot of the railway bridge seen from the southern bank of the waal river. The middle span of the bridge was destroyed by German frogmen. They carried charges in the form of two torpedoes 12ft long made buoyant by compressed air cylinders. The charges were fixed to a pillar and a time fuze would then be set.

Also in the Then shot are several DUKW's operated by British troops but also carrying US troops. The picture was taken around the end of september 1944.

 

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Today the railway bridge is a single span affair. The angle of the Now shot is a little off but it's the same spot.

 

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The second Then and Now was taken at virtually the same spot but now looking east (the photographer was standing with his back towards the railway bridge). Again a British operated DUKW carrying US troops can be seen. The bridge in the background is the Waal roadbridge .

 

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Two Then and Nows from Nijmegen. First up is a shot of the railway bridge seen from the southern bank of the waal river. The middle span of the bridge was destroyed by German frogmen. They carried charges in the form of two torpedoes 12ft long made buoyant by compressed air cylinders. The charges were fixed to a pillar and a time fuze would then be set.

Also in the Then shot are several DUKW's operated by British troops but also carrying US troops. The picture was taken around the end of september 1944.

 

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Today the railway bridge is a single span affair. The angle of the Now shot is a little off but it's the same spot.

 

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Hi Rene, great shots and ones I have never seen before, fun seeing the British operated DUKW's and carrying American troops.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 13 2020

 

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Today's Then & Now, Normandy . . . . . . . . .

 

A Horsa glider crashed landed into a garden wall, it's amazing bad luck looking at the building behind the glider that he swooped over that building and dropped into the wall several yards away. Sadly the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot lay in the mangled wreck, note the water canteen standing on the grass in front of the glider.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 10 2020

 

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Another slightly different view of the same Horsa at St. Mere Eglise.

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And from behind.

 

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Another slightly different view of the same Horsa at St. Mere Eglise.

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And from behind.

 

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Hi Simon, thank you, don't recall seeing the one with the complete building in the background before. Sadly the second one doesn't have anything that is still there presently, so nothing to make a comparison with.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 14 2020

 

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Local friends latest acquisition . . . . . . . . . .

 

Just received this photograph from a lucky local friend of his latest acquisition, C47 steps, ^_^

 

no detail so far of where, how or price he paid.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 16 2020

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Local friends latest acquisition . . . . . . . . . .

 

Just received this photograph from a lucky local friend of his latest acquisition, C47 steps, ^_^

 

no detail so far of where, how or price he paid.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 16 2020

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Hi Ken, that's a nice acquisition. Would also fit nicely as steps in someones swimming pool :P

 

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Local friends latest acquisition . . . . . . . . . .

 

Just received this photograph from a lucky local friend of his latest acquisition, C47 steps, ^_^

 

no detail so far of where, how or price he paid.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 16 2020

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Im sure you could mount that on the Jeep..... :)

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