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A really wild shot at a Then & Now . . . . . . . . . . 

 

hahaaa driving along a few days ago I thought I might be looking at the location of a photograph of General Patton in one of his Jeeps. There's not really enough background to compare, all I could recall was the road sloped, the corner of a barn and a telegraph post close to the corner of the building, and knowing that Patton had visited the area.   Post war a replacement telegraph post could have been moved closer to the corner of the building for protection from passing vehicles.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 08  2023.  

 

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General Apathy

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Post War adverts harking back to wartime subject matter for discharged troop . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 08  2023.  

 

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General Apathy

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Word of warning to car owners, especially collectors cars not regularly used. 

 

Winters here.  The latest small electronic battery chargers WILL NOT recharge a TOTALLY FLAT BATTERY, they are designed to continually trickle charge batteries whilst the car sits unused in a garage. If the battery is fully discharged the electronics does not register it as a discharged battery, and there has to be some minor charge in the battery for it to register as a battery with the electronics or it shows ' FAULT ' and refuses to charge. 

 

So I suggest never throw away older battery chargers if they still work,  they will put charge into any discharged battery.  Should a battery be totally discharged then it needs some charge put into it from the older style battery chargers to initiate the electronic charger.  If the battery is totally discharged and you don't have an old style charger then connect it to a charged battery for a short while using  jumper leads sufficient for the electronic charger to register some charge of a depleted battery and kick the electronic charger Into charging.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 08  2023.  

 

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Salvage Sailor
On 12/6/2023 at 12:02 PM, General Apathy said:

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Hi VM188,

 

exactly it would have been an ideal WWII Rat-Trap . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 06  2023.  

 

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12 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Christmas tree arrived by post today . . . . . . .

 

A large folded sheet arrived by mail today a hand-painted Christmas tree from my three year old grandson William. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 08  2023.  

 

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❤️👍Wow! Very nice! 3 years old already!?!

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General Apathy

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From the Shoebox . . . . . .

 

Hi Graham,  can't recall if I posted this WWII USMC boot polish before for you, sixteen years of posts ( 14,517 ) is now becoming mentally hard to recall everything posted. I originally had a full carton of them before saving just one for my display cases. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 09  2023.  

 

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10 hours ago, mikie said:

❤️👍Wow! Very nice! 3 years old already!?!

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Hi Mikie, mbec, McDUFF, Escht.

 

Thank everyone for likes on the Christmas decoration from my grandson, not quite three yet but getting there, and becoming a Jeep fanatic as well . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 09  2023.  

 

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General Apathy

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pass this internet scam warning around. . . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 10  2023.  

 

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On 12/9/2023 at 2:06 PM, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . .

 

Hi Graham,  can't recall if I posted this WWII USMC boot polish before for you, sixteen years of posts ( 14,517 ) is now becoming mentally hard to recall everything posted. I originally had a full carton of them before saving just one for my display cases. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 09  2023.  

 

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That is a great display piece Ken! Well done for keeping one for the shoebox! Thank you for sharing! Cheers Graham

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On 12/9/2023 at 3:06 PM, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . .

 

Hi Graham,  can't recall if I posted this WWII USMC boot polish before for you, sixteen years of posts ( 14,517 ) is now becoming mentally hard to recall everything posted. I originally had a full carton of them before saving just one for my display cases. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 09  2023.  

 

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Nice! Here’s the brown ( Army? )  version on display in my War Building..,

 

 

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9 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:


Nice! Here’s the brown ( Army? )  version on display in my War Building..,

 

 

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War building! What a concept. I’d love a building for my stuff. Instead I’ve got a shoebox. A small shoebox. For kid sized shoes. 
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15 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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pass this internet scam warning around. . . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 10  2023.  

 

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🤣🤣🤣 I wonder how THAT happened? 

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19 hours ago, 268th C.A. said:

That happened to my wife too, years ago. It must be going around again! 🤪

 

4 hours ago, mikie said:

🤣🤣🤣 I wonder how THAT happened? 

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One of my friends wives replied to me that it happens several times a year at their house. . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 11  2023.  

 

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Johan Willaert
5 hours ago, mikie said:

War building! What a concept. I’d love a building for my stuff. Instead I’ve got a shoebox. A small shoebox. For kid sized shoes. 

 

Thx Mikie! Most collectors make do with one spare (bed)room for their collection to which they refer as the War Room...
I'm very lucky to have a separate building in the garden which houses the Jeep, bicycles and the entire collection.... Hence "War Building"...

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General Apathy
15 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:


Nice! Here’s the brown ( Army? )  version on display in my War Building..,

 

 

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Hi Johan,

 

a couple more of my boot polish tins, the Shinola was the hardest one to find.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 11  2023.  

 

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47 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

From the War Building:

British Made for US M1923 Cartridge Belt with British Pattern 37 buckle system… uncommon…

 

 

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Hi Johan,

 

THATS a configuration that I never found for my British made collection, or my web belt collection. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 11  2023.  

 

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6 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

THATS a configuration that I never found for my British made collection, or my web belt collection. 

 

Thx Ken! I stumbled upon it by accident.... Still looking for the Pistol Belt variation...

BTW out of likes already today...

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3 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

From the War Building:

British Made for US M1923 Cartridge Belt with British Pattern 37 buckle system… uncommon…

 

 

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😲!! That combination kind of makes some sense.  I imagine that type buckle would be readily available over there. Interesting that it is so rare. 
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2 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Johan,

 

a couple more of my boot polish tins, the Shinola was the hardest one to find.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  December 11  2023.  

 

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Ok, go ahead and “rub it in” that you have so many types of shoe polish in your collection 😁
Sorry, but it’s been too long since I graced the  forum with one of my terrible puns. 
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3 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

 

Thx Mikie! Most collectors make do with one spare (bed)room for their collection to which they refer as the War Room...
I'm very lucky to have a separate building in the garden which houses the Jeep, bicycles and the entire collection.... Hence "War Building"...

My dear daughter is getting married in a little over a year and I had dreams of commandeering her room once she moved out. But the housing market is suddenly looking very bad. So we are all looking for alternatives, such as the possibility of them staying with us for a while or building a “Granny unit” in the back. My invalid Mother-in-law’s old room here is empty since she is now staying with my brother-in-law. But she may need to move back in sometime so can’t do much with it now. In the meantime, I have drastically reduced collecting activities due to lack of space. Except for things that are just too cool to pass up (in other words, I really have not). 
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5 minutes ago, mikie said:

My dear daughter is getting married in a little over a year and I had dreams of commandeering her room once she moved out. But the housing market is suddenly looking very bad. So we are all looking for alternatives, such as the possibility of them staying with us for a while or building a “Granny unit” in the back. My invalid Mother-in-law’s old room here is empty since she is now staying with my brother-in-law. But she may need to move back in sometime so can’t do much with it now. In the meantime, I have drastically reduced collecting activities due to lack of space. Except for things that are just too cool to pass up (in other words, I really have not). 
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I have a 4bedroom house with a basement and two car garage. My eldest son got divorced and moved back home. He brought his half of their belongings. During Covid my in-laws passed within months of each other. We “inherited” a lot of their belongings. I personally have a small amount of closet space for my stuff. 

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Just now, Marshallj said:

I have a 4bedroom house with a basement and two car garage. My eldest son got divorced and moved back home. He brought his half of their belongings. During Covid my in-laws passed within months of each other. We “inherited” a lot of their belongings. I personally have a small amount of closet space for my stuff. 

I’m sad to hear all that. It all makes collection space a rather minor concern. For me collecting and the collection have always been a refuge of distraction from reality that has helped get through some rough times. Hope things work out for you. I do have a small corner in the garage, and have stuff squeezed in various nooks and crannies.  So the idea of a war building or even a room is a nice dream. 
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