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Shortly before the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944, Radio Londres broadcast the first stanza of Paul Verlaine's poem "Chanson d'automne" to let the resistance know that Operation Overlord, the invasion, would begin within 24 hours.

 

Les sanglots longs

Des violons

De l’automne

Blessent mon cœur

D’une langueur

Monotone.

 

Tomorrow will see some displays or groups about The Longest Day!

 

Everyone is invited!

 

BR, Ricardo

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Shortly before the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944, Radio Londres broadcast the first stanza of Paul Verlaine's poem "Chanson d'automne" to let the resistance know that Operation Overlord, the invasion, would begin within 24 hours.

 

Les sanglots longs

Des violons

De l’automne

Blessent mon cœur

D’une langueur

Monotone.

 

Tomorrow will see some displays or groups about The Longest Day!

 

Everyone is invited!

 

BR, Ricardo

 

I'll be displaying at Governor's Square in Middletown Ohio tomorrow evening... I believe the concert starts at 5pm... Eric Clapton and the Doors tribute bands will be playing. I'll have the majority of my display up. If anyone is in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello!

 

Wayne

Freedom isnt free... it must be paid for. Too often it is paid for by the blood of patriots. For those who have paid their share, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

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First display --- Homage to the soldiers of 1st "Big Red One" Infantry Division:

 

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Pvt Fred Knight - 508th PIR - 82nd Airborne Division - D-Day veteran:

 

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There are photos of a short snorter signed by Fred and his name on a flare gun canister. It brought home this unique flare shell that was engraved

by a French artisan. It is believed to be one of a kind (photos courtesy of Larry Evans):

 

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508th PIR (WWII) Association website http://www.508pir.org/

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Here is mine: A 1st Division soldier who was in the 1st wave, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions on June 6th, for going to get and bringing up ammunition back to the forward positions under intense Enemy fire.

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Also a small Airborne group from a Pathfinder.

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Mr.JERRY

My new book on the History of the US Service Flag is available now- contact me directly for a signed copy

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Collector of WWI & WWII Home Front Flags, Unit Flags & Guidons, US & German helmets, insignia, uniforms, medals,

Women's Military Uniforms, Wisconsin Vocational School made Fighting Knives.

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Jumper worn by PhM1C Charles Borkes who served aboard LST 51, LST Group 30's flagship. The LSTs were transformed into a type of hospital ship treating the wounded. More details on Borkes can be found here:

 

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From Borkes personnel file:

 

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This is Private John Baker, "Big Red One". A D-Day veteran, he was one of the youngest guys to ever sign a contract as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. During the Battle of the Bulge he was shot through the right hand and had to re-learn to do everything with his left hand.This ended his baseball career before it ever started. Everything but the hat is original to the uniform and just how his son gave it to me.

 

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Always looking for 70th Division(The Trailblazers) items or photos.

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WW2collector97

Very nice displays, but sadley I do not have anything to display of my own...

 

-Timothy

Always looking for WWII, Korea, and Vietnam M1 Helmets. Specifically unit painted, ranked, or camoflauged.

 

Thank you to all veterans, past and present, for your service to our country.

 

 

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I was at the D-day for 6 days , but thats my display of the new stuff from normandy I get

 

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STEADFAST AND LOYAL

 

Always looking for 4th Infantry division Stuff from ww2 to now

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