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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

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Omaha Beach Crossroads at CG 30 (todays D517) and CG 32 (now D514) in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Normandy after the DDay Landings - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Scherschel Photographer

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8 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Ron,

 

Thanks for the images which I am still in the process of re-shooting shortly this is one I used in a ' Then & Now ' shot a couple of years back

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  June 09  2022.

 

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A never ending project and countless hours of searching hard work Thanks for all the  "Then and Nows" 

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2 hours ago, doyler said:

Grandcamp-les-Bains Normandy France after the DDay Landings - June 1944

The commune changed its name to Grandcamp-Maisy in 1972

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'Mais non, you can't use that to hunt l'oiseaux mon p'tit! Please stop scaring them, I already had to wash ma voiture twice today!'

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8 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Graham,

 

well this is a quick post I am off to bed the minute I finish typing this, it's 03h35 and it's been a 23 hour day today along with a  couple of Gin & Tonics as have most of the days this week.  I will have to file some reports after the weekend.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  June 09  2022.

 

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I see a recurring theme in your pictures (and I'm not talking about those old green vehicles). I'm not complaining, though

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The 6/6/2022 celebrations look like so much fun!  Showed my wife the photos posted here and suggested that we plan on attending the 80th anniversary in 2024.  She’s all for it!  At some point, maybe you veteran attendees can give the rest of us some pointers for attending?

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10 hours ago, doyler said:

 

A never ending project and countless hours of searching hard work Thanks for all the  "Then and Nows" 

Thanks for putting up all the great photos.  You've been BUSY!  

 

Mikie

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3 hours ago, BryanJ said:

The 6/6/2022 celebrations look like so much fun!  Showed my wife the photos posted here and suggested that we plan on attending the 80th anniversary in 2024.  She’s all for it!  At some point, maybe you veteran attendees can give the rest of us some pointers for attending?


Make your reservations for lodging NOW! Rooms are already filling up quickly!

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On 6/9/2022 at 12:25 PM, Dogsbody said:

I see a recurring theme in your pictures (and I'm not talking about those old green vehicles). I'm not complaining, though

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Hi Rene,

 

Yes you're right there's something uniform about the photos I added,  that's it the uniforms . . . . . . . . . . . . 😹

 

Rene,  Have you seen this Dutch film about Holland during WWII. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  June 10  2022.

 

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D-Day Wings Museum Visit 08 June 2022 . . . . . .

 

We visited the D-Day Wings Museum this week and saw this rare original U.S. Blimp and also seen in use in Weymouth UK, prior to loading for D-Day. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  June 10  2022.

 

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On 6/9/2022 at 9:32 AM, doyler said:

As the cross road looks today.

 

 

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Hi Ron,

 

Thanks and well done on the ' Then & Now ' images, when did you sneak over and make these comparisons . . . . . . . . 🤣 🤣

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  June 10  2022.

 

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Johan Willaert

Got back from the Normandy trip a couple of days and have finished sorting my gear and photos...
A wonderful week like the ones we use to have pre-covid times... Great to see so many vehicles and old friends, and picking up some stuff for the collection along the way...
My fellow-travellers now know MVCG does not stand for Military Vehicle Conservation Group, but rather Military Vehicle CONVERSATION Group... LOL!!!

Here's one of my photos showing Ken's Jeep in the Sainte Marie du Mont church square on June 6th....

 

 

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The usual suspects after dinner at the A10 Canteen at Catz, Normandy.
The restaurant is located on the grounds of the temporary US Army 9th Air Forces Advanced Landing Grounds #10, with a nice museum in the adjacent buildings...

 

 

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Three photos just before and during the fireworks display at the Sainte Mere Eglise square on the evening of June 5th....

 

 

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One owner/driver was trying to fool everyone with this one of a kind prototype armored Jeep or other vehicle complete with WW2 photos on the side....
What he didn't know is that many of us actually study period photos for details... ;-)
I'll let you decide for yourselves....

 

 

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I rather liked this Jeep as it would/could have been altered for use at a French farm in the post-WW2 period...

 

 

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And then there was this.... A French 1950s Mobylette moped...
Nothing to do with the 1944 Normandy invasion, but identical to the one my dad left me when he passed in 2016...
Planning to get it back on the road next winter....

 

 

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This was nice too...
A pre-WW2 Citroën Traction, painted as the one used by the father of the current owner while he was fighting with the French resistance in 1944

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

The usual suspects after dinner at the A10 Canteen at Catz, Normandy.
The restaurant is located on the grounds of the temporary US Army 9th Air Forces Advanced Landing Grounds #10, with a nice museum in the adjacent buildings...

 

 

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All great photos, Johan, but I kind of like this one best.  Hope you all had a great time!

 

Mikie

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