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My WW1 Trench - The Bunker 1918 Rebuild

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My very small Civil War and Indian War era items. Actually was my first collection when I was young but since I could not find anything locally and most items were too expensive, I moved on to WW1 and WW2. I used to pour thru the Dixie Gun Works catalogues and actually asked my parents to make a trip there where I purchased an 1861 Springfield and a Civil War sword. Still have the sword but the rifle was sold to finance other purchases.

As a young boy I found out about the history of Bannermans Island and would lament that I was not able to buy anything since they were no more.


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Very nice display! It's a true museum.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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This really is a great display !

You have done some real impressive work there...



p.s., loved the first one too !

In Memoriam

My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017
My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968
My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,
wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862,

died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862


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Absolutely fantastic display!

Looking for:

First World War 339th Infantry Regiment Uniforms

First World War and Interwar Austrian Uniforms, Insignia, and the like

Second World War Sicilian Campaign Named Uniforms (3rd and 45th Infantry Divisions)

Second World War Italian Army Uniforms (4th Infantry Livorno and 12th Infantry Sassari Divisions)

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