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Paratroopers in Normandy Shadow box Diorama

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I have to agree with everyone who has posted here and say that this is a fantastic and great looking shadow box. One of the coolest that I have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us "enviously not-so-talented" people! Super job, and a really, really great original item! :love:

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Dennis - I missed this first time up. FANTASTIC Work!


"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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Funny, whenever I am at IKEA I look at thoses boxes...thinking about how good a diorama would fit in there...


Fantastic work...

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Very nice diarama it reminds me of the picture in St,Marie Du Mont in Normandy, there is a war memorial

in the village today that the U.S, airborne stood in front of and had the pic taken. It is the same now as then,

We stood on the same spot, Your model is just right for that senario. Well done.


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Hi cottonbaler,

the model is in great shape, and when in combat rules of dress dont come into it.

If you look at archive pics you will see lots of things not regulation, when i was in

British army we had and still have codes of dress. But first aid dressings were worn on

webbing, we carried our own knives ect. and cammed in our own way.

Soldiers even painted there helmets to serve the situation.


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Completely all right, but on the photos of archives, not "first aid" on helmets in Normandy.

We begin to see it in Holland...

Pic in Normandy, Third gi to the right, in the ankle...



Pic in Hollande...


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You’ve given me inspiration to make a shadow box in a larger scale. I am slowly building a 1/6 scale War Correspondent figure, getting items slowly over time to get the figure to represent exactly what I was looking for, but I have wondered how I was going to display it. I now know I’ll do it along the line of this, with a vertical format shadow box with either a wall or tree/fence right behind the figure and scattered brass and other debris at the feet of the figure…

Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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