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20 hours ago, General Apathy said:

 

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As Peter states you should get the Jeep and get the wife one of these, appear safe and good for in-town parking . . . . . . .

 

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

 

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12 hours ago, MCDUFF said:

Hi Ken, one item in the auction is very timely - the USMC first aid tin! I have literally this evening just taken delivery of a 1944 Willys Jeep, which was modified by the Marines as an ambulance Jeep (first batch by Holden in Australia). This one would have been part of the 2nd or 3rd batch. I believe only 800 were converted. I hope mine will look like this photo in years to come...! She is very tired!

Cheers Graham

 

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Hi Graham.

 

well that's the next two years of your life tied up . . . . . . enjoy and GOOD luck.  

 

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

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . more Marine pieces

 

U.S. Marine telephone and address book, space in the front for a photograph of loved one . . . . . . 

 

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

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . Another Marine piece.

 

USMC 50th Anniversary Coin.

 

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

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . . 

 

A British made cap by J . Collett. Ltd. 1944 with Bullion rank insignia.

 

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

 

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More from the Shoebox . . . . . .

 

This time it's something for Johan . . . . . . . . 

 

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

 

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More from the Shoebox . . . . . . .

 

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

 

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More from the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

In the forthcoming auction November 20th I have a full bottle of unopened Coke dated 1943.  The storyline relates that America continued supplying Germany with Coke syrup through the early years of WWII until Germany declared war on America in support of the Japanese after the attack at Pearl Harbor.  The attached photo shows a warehouse find of empty Coca-Cola bottles in Germany in 1945. 

 

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

 

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11 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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More from the Shoebox . . . . . .

 

This time it's something for Johan . . . . . . . . 

 

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

 

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Now, that is nice!

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Remembering the end of the Great War, this 11th of November…

 

Pvt Zimmermann, C Battery, 126th Field Artillery, 34th Division

 

 

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5 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

Remembering the end of the Great War, this 11th of November…

 

Pvt Zimmermann, C Battery, 126th Field Artillery, 34th Division

 

 

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Remembering the end of the Great War, 11th November . . . . . . .

 

Archive photo of Lymington town church Hampshire, UK.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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In the US today is Veterans Day.  It used to be a tradition here to wear a poppy in honor of our veterans.  A tradition that has fallen away years ago.  But I want to keep it alive. I wear this badge every year in honor of all who served. Work day, so it's on my lab coat.  Thank you one and all, and God bless.

Mikie

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12 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

Remembering the end of the Great War, this 11th of November…

 

Pvt Zimmermann, C Battery, 126th Field Artillery, 34th Division

 

 

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When I see this uniform, I think of my great uncle, PVT. Monroe Suggs, who died on July 26, 1918, during the Battle of Croix Rouge Farm, in France.  He was with the 167th Alabama Regiment, 42 Infantry (Rainbow) Division.  I hope to one day get over to France and visit his grave.  

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5 hours ago, Escht said:

A 1925 Poppy Appeal leaflet and a couple of very early Remembrance Day Poppies

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Hi Kevin,

 

wonderful display these are the earliest poppy's I have seen  . . . . . . . Thanks to all the men that served 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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2 hours ago, mikie said:

In the US today is Veterans Day.  It used to be a tradition here to wear a poppy in honor of our veterans.  A tradition that has fallen away years ago.  But I want to keep it alive. I wear this badge every year in honor of all who served. Work day, so it's on my lab coat.  Thank you one and all, and God bless.

Mikie

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Hi mike,

 

so pleased that you are trying to keep the wearing of this emblem relevant . . . . . . bless them one and all.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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Last week when I was in the UK attending my brothers funeral myself and a friend went into a bar for a drink, we spotted this frame of poppy's on a wall, I have no idea who put this together and the poppy's appear home made. We looked at the silhouettes and the saluting soldiers appear to have American style helmets along with the salutes.  The rifles of the kneeling soldiers appear to be US M1 Garands and not Lee-Enfields, however it was nice to see that the bar were honouring servicemen who fought in the two wars and beyond.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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A little road awareness for tourists visiting France  . . . . . . . . . Speed limits.

 

motorways / freeways are generally marked at 110 or some at 130 KPH.

 

All roads other than these the national speed limit is 80 KPH

 

However when passing through areas of scattered housing then the driver will probably encounter signs reducing the limit down to 70 KPH and these are the the signs at the start and finish of the 70 KPH areas.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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Now for a salutary tale about a friend that has lived in France twenty years . . . . . . . .

 

a couple of months ago a Jeeping friend was fined for speeding,  he had seen the signs stating seventy miles an hour and was driving within that limit, it was pointed out however that between these 70 KPH signs he had passed another sign which indicates 50 KPH, but the numbers 50 are NOT displayed. 

 

When a driver passes a village / town sign with a thin red line surrounding the name THAT's the sign for 50 KPH ( unless a further sign is displayed 30, 40, or such ).  The end of the 50 KPH is shown with a diagonal red stripe across the village / town name. 

 

I hope that this will be an aid for anyone driving while visiting France . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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Good info.  In the U.S. my experience is that law enforcement will usually not ticket you if you’re no more than 7 MPH over the speed limit.  On an interstate highway usually a little more.  Do the police in France unofficially recognize a fudge factor?

 

Bad story follows:  While on military leave many years ago (1983) I was shaken down by a police officer in Georgia, who gave me an ultimatum to either pay him on the spot for a minor speeding infraction (which means it went into his pocket) or he’d carry me to jail on a major, trumped-up traffic violation.  He took every penny my wife and I (newly weds) had on us at the time, probably $40, on a dark, isolated road in South Georgia.  Not to fret my European friends and potential U.S. tourists, this was an isolated occurrence.  

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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Kevin,

 

wonderful display these are the earliest poppy's I have seen  . . . . . . . Thanks to all the men that served 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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And women who served...😁

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Now for a salutary tale about a friend that has lived in France twenty years . . . . . . . .

 

a couple of months ago a Jeeping friend was fined for speeding,  he had seen the signs stating seventy miles an hour and was driving within that limit, it was pointed out however that between these 70 KPH signs he had passed another sign which indicates 50 KPH, but the numbers 50 are NOT displayed. 

 

When a driver passes a village / town sign with a thin red line surrounding the name THAT's the sign for 50 KPH ( unless a further sign is displayed 30, 40, or such ).  The end of the 50 KPH is shown with a diagonal red stripe across the village / town name. 

 

I hope that this will be an aid for anyone driving while visiting France . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  November 11  2022.

 

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This could come in handy someday.  Maybe if I miss that left turn at Albuquerque and find myself in France!  

 

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