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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Robert, they all said they had a great weekend . . . . . . Jim firing up his BMW R70, bottom left corner shows the edge of his Kettenkrad tracked bike . . . . . . . . 

 

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

 

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No THAT looks like a really cool way to spend a weekend!  

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3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Mikie,  I think what you were really thinking of was the Pooper-Scooper I made up a few months back for dealing with feral farm cats that poop on the gravel drive thinking they have found a monster cat litter area.

 

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

 

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we handle cats differently here on this side of pond. It goes bang!

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On 9/22/2020 at 1:18 AM, sundance said:

As to the Battle of Britain tribute, I have to say those Hurricanes are my favorites - not as flashy as the Spitfires but there is just something about them. The trailing Spitfire seems to have been modified somewhat. It appears to have squared off wing tips and a bubble canopy. Was that a later model perhaps or an I just seeing things?

Hi Sundance, the wing tips of that Spit are definitely squared off. I believe that was done for better aerodynamic characteristics during air to ground attack. The canopy I'm not sure about but it looks like bubble canopy which was a modification of the Spitfire at one time. 

 

I agree with you one the Hurricanes. They never get the credit they so rightfully deserve.

 

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.

 

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On 9/22/2020 at 9:44 PM, mikie said:

Handy carryall. And you are doing your part to save the environment!  I vaguely recall you posting some other clever bits of refuse reuse a while back, but can't remember what they were. I have a hard time throwing stuff away.  Never know when something will come in handy.  Here are a couple of mine...an old fireplace tool holder for my US Civil War swords.  And when I needed something to cover the control panel for my sprinkler system, I modified an old kitchen drawer.  

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Mikie, you're certainly living on the edge..........

 

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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.

 

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On the recycling topic I can add one that's very dear to me. After the war when there wasn't much stuff around, people had to make do with what they could get their hands on. Here's a picture of a liberated and well used German canteen cup. It belongend to my grandfather who , after the war, used it for his shaving routine. It used to contain a shaving brush, soap and a razor. The contents have long since gone, unfortunately but you can still smell the shaving soap.

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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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6 hours ago, LtRGFRANK said:

what a great group. looks like fun

+1 🙂

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.

 

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1 hour ago, Dogsbody said:

On the recycling topic I can add one that's very dear to me. After the war when there wasn't much stuff around, people had to make do with what they could get their hands on. Here's a picture of a liberated and well used German canteen cup. It belongend to my grandfather who , after the war, used it for his shaving routine. It used to contain a shaving brush, soap and a razor. The contents have long since gone, unfortunately but you can still smell the shaving soap.

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To most folks that would be an old bit of junk.  But with that story it becomes priceless!  

 

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2 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

On the recycling topic I can add one that's very dear to me. After the war when there wasn't much stuff around, people had to make do with what they could get their hands on. Here's a picture of a liberated and well used German canteen cup. It belongend to my grandfather who , after the war, used it for his shaving routine. It used to contain a shaving brush, soap and a razor. The contents have long since gone, unfortunately but you can still smell the shaving soap.

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Hi Rene,  a very poignant piece for you, very fond memories I hope  . . . . 

 

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

 

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31 minutes ago, mikie said:

I get your point.  

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Hey Mikie, you're a sharp one aren't you . . . . . . . . Rene certainly rammed the point home . :lol:

 

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

 

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

 

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9 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi David,  thanks,  don't recall having seen that, I will try and check it out

 

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

 

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I just remembered I did a short review about the movie here n the forum a few years ago:

 

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/306645-first-light-2010/&tab=comments#comment-2464446

 

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

 

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13 minutes ago, earlymb said:

 

I just remembered I did a short review about the movie here n the forum a few years ago:

 

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/306645-first-light-2010/&tab=comments#comment-2464446

 

A very enjoyable film. If you can't find it elsewhere, it's free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Vh1fnG7Fg

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14 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Kat, as you have mentioned before that you really like the Jeep posts here's a nice one from my UK friends camping trip two weekends ago,  four quite rare pre mid 1942 models, Bantam, Willys MB slatgrill, Ford GP, Willys MB slat grill.  

 

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

 

Ken,

 

Great picture of the different jeeps! Must be amazing to see all of these. I am so jealous! Thanks so much for posting these pictures!

 

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A couple of years ago I met a very cool lady who's hobby is photographing fungus. I learned more about mushrooms from spending 15 minutes talking with her than I had the previous 60 years of my life.  I recycled an old wooden wine bottle box into a little display for one of the photos I bought from her that day.  This is the last of my reuse/recycle tidbits I will share. Considering my lack of creative skills, think it came out nice.  Any more examples from you folks? 

 

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20 hours ago, mikie said:

A couple of years ago I met a very cool lady who's hobby is photographing fungus. I learned more about mushrooms from spending 15 minutes talking with her than I had the previous 60 years of my life.  I recycled an old wooden wine bottle box into a little display for one of the photos I bought from her that day.  This is the last of my reuse/recycle tidbits I will share. Considering my lack of creative skills, think it came out nice.  Any more examples from you folks? 

 

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Hahahaaaa Mikie, 0nce again we can see a similarity between one of our posts.

 

Four years ago I attended a reunion week at a mountain / rock-climbing school I was a student at when I was a teenager.  One day when we were out climbing I stepped over this small rock and in the split second that I did I envisioned a small fairytale house so I stopped and placed it inside my rucksack and finished the climb and then had to carry it three to four hours on the descent.

 

Hi Piet,  when I got home after the trip I found a small Smurf to stand in the doorway of his fairytale house . . . . . It looks good stood under the Christmas tree in December, a light dusting of snow on its roofline. 

 

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

 

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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 Beach race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

The guy stood leaning on the hood of the small Ford pickup is Spanish and lives on the Spanish island of Majorca, he caught the ferry across to Barcelona and drove from there to Ouistreham on the coast near Caen, a distance somewhat around 1,200 kilometres and twenty hours driving, he probably deserves the long-distance award. 

 

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

 

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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 Beach Race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

The Belgian / Dutch registered Indian in the first photograph has a small one wheel trailer on the rear carrying a cute dog sat like a human looking out and around at all the assembled bikes.

 

The second and third photos are of a British pre war built Brough Superior, Lawrence of Arabia owned Brough's before he was killed in a motorcycling accident between the wars. 

 

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

 

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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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9 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Normandy Beach race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

The guy stood leaning on the hood of the small Ford pickup is Spanish and lives on the Spanish island of Majorca, he caught the ferry across to Barcelona and drove from there to Ouistreham on the coast near Caen, a distance somewhat around 1,200 kilometres and twenty hours driving, he probably deserves the long-distance award. 

 

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

 

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The great flathead engine. I loved them when I was young as they were easy to work one. Best engine ever made

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Normandy Beach Race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

The car below appears to have been an official Renault race car, possibly eight cylinder.

 

 

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

 

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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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7 minutes ago, LtRGFRANK said:

The great flathead engine. I loved them when I was young as they were easy to work one. Best engine ever made

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Hi Robert,  back in the mid 70's I was helping a Jeeping friend renovate his house and we found a number of post-war newspapers pushed into a wall space to prevent the wind blowing through.  I opened the 1947 newspapers and started looking through the pages, a local surplus firm was offering working half-tracks for £250 :o, crated NOS unused V8 flat-head engines £750.

 

The firm was still operating in the 1970's and I made a visit, all the vehicle stuff had been sold off but from their salesroom I bought a couple of hundred American flying goggles, less than a dollar each. :o :lol:

 

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

 

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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 Beach Race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

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

 

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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 Beach Race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

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

 

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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 Beach Race, today . . . . . . . . . .

 

Today myself and Mike a local Jeeping friend drove over to Ouistreham to see the arrival of cars and bikes for the second annual beach race.  There was a worry that it would be cancelled with the current Coronavirus regulations, but we were there when the cars started arriving. 

 

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

 

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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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