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Rest in peace, mr. Terry Jones

 

 

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Sad news. I'm having Spam Spam Spam Spam and Spam for dinner tonight in his honor. Crunchy Frog for dessert.

 

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Rest in peace, mr. Terry Jones

 

 

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Hi Rene, Monty Python were world leaders in comedy in their day and bring happy memories back for many of us, sad news when our Peers pass away . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 23 2020

 

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From the Shoebox, Painted helmet . . . . . . . . . .

 

I have shown this helmet previously with the explanation that I bought it off a friend who had bought it and then sanded off the front and side insignia as he wanted a plain un-painted helmet, I bought it as it was the first Hawley liner helmet I had seen.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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From the Shoebox, Painted helmet . . . . . . . . . .

 

I have shown this helmet previously with the explanation that I bought it off a friend who had bought it and then sanded off the front and side insignia as he wanted a plain un-painted helmet, I bought it as it was the first Hawley liner helmet I had seen.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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Imagine my surprise at seeing an almost identically sanded Majors helmet in a video clip of soldiers in Coutances during 1944. The Major obviously wanted a plain helmet as well, however his reason for this would probably have been snipers not a desire for his collection. Note the Major has sanded both the front and side of his helmet.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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A period correct messed with Major's helmet, then :D. (Can't help noticing that the mug the helmet is resting on has the Dutch word for milk on it. Is it also perhaps messed with? ;))

 

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Found me today . . . . . . . . .

 

I don't go out everyday looking for stuff, sometimes I drift into it just minding my own business, sometimes it comes to me such as these two US Wire Reels today . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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A period correct messed with Major's helmet, then :D. (Can't help noticing that the mug the helmet is resting on has the Dutch word for milk on it. Is it also perhaps messed with? ;))

 

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Hi Rene, I did that on purpose to see if you were paying attention . . . . . . . . . vintage piece I picked up in Bruge flea market a few years ago whilst visiting Johan . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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A period correct messed with Major's helmet, then :D. (Can't help noticing that the mug the helmet is resting on has the Dutch word for milk on it. Is it also perhaps messed with? ;))

 

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Hi Rene, I don't know what you would call this in Dutch but its not a mug, it's like a small milk churn for carrying milk . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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Found me today . . . . . . . . .

 

I don't go out everyday looking for stuff, sometimes I drift into it just minding my own business, sometimes it comes to me such as these two US Wire Reels today . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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It's that magnetic personality you have.

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Imagine my surprise at seeing an almost identically sanded Majors helmet in a video clip of soldiers in Coutances during 1944. The Major obviously wanted a plain helmet as well, however his reason for this would probably have been snipers not a desire for his collection. Note the Major has sanded both the front and side of his helmet.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 24 2020

 

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That is an amazing coincidence!

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Hi Rene, I don't know what you would call this in Dutch but its not a mug, it's like a small milk churn for carrying milk . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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I think these were called milk jugs in the old days? But that was was waaaaaay before my time.

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Hi Rene, I don't know what you would call this in Dutch but its not a mug, it's like a small milk churn for carrying milk . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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Hi Ken, you're right. That's certainly not a mug. In Dutch we call this a 'melkkan'.

 

And I'll leave you with this quote to ponder over ;)

 

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Hi Rene, I don't know what you would call this in Dutch but its not a mug, it's like a small milk churn for carrying milk . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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Speaking of mugs……………………..

 

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Hi Ken, you're right. That's certainly not a mug. In Dutch we call this a 'melkkan'.

 

And I'll leave you with this quote to ponder over ;)

 

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Rene

My wonderful wife will attest that I have never grown up. Besides, beer on my corn flakes would be awful.

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

 

I captured a comparison shot to this one today while I was out motoring around ( Shhh don't tell Greta, I did this for forum members not for myself you understand ).

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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

 

I captured this comparison shot today while I was out motoring around . . . . . . . . . . . all in a good cause you understand. :lol:

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

 

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

 

I captured a comparison shot to this one today while I was out motoring around. Note across the roadway between the left and right buildings there is the roof of a concrete defence bunker. Look behind the woman on the left and there is an American telephone wire reel like the ones I found a couple of days back in post #15832, above the woman on the wall is a cast iron plaque giving directions and distance to surrounding villages.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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

 

I captured a comparison shot to this one today while I was out motoring around. Note that the concrete bunker across the gap between the last and right building has been demolished post-war. The cast iron direction plaque is still on the wall above the store frontage.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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

 

I have knocked the color back on this image to have a closer comparison to the wartime shot two posts above.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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

The direction plaque thats still on the wall above the store front . . . . . . . .

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

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Great detective work again Ken!

Just love the 'then and now' comparisons!

The wire reels are a neat find too; especially with original paint!

Keep 'em coming!

Cheers Graham

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What a great way to start the day! A Normandy Then & Now! And then a second one! Thank you! It looks like the lady is holding a broom. But luckily there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of damage to clean up there.

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

 

I captured a comparison shot to this one today while I was out motoring around. Note across the roadway between the left and right buildings there is the roof of a concrete defence bunker. Look behind the woman on the left and there is an American telephone wire reel like the ones I found a couple of days back in post #15832, above the woman on the wall is a cast iron plaque giving directions and distance to surrounding villages.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, January 25 2020

 

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Hi Ken, great T&N shots again!

 

This Then shot made me laugh because of the casual stance of the villagers at the left: hands in pockets, all more or less the same hat on their heads…..

 

Rene

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