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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

Coast Defense Study Group member & site representative for the Columbia River forts

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Oh Dear, who's going to be first to say, wrong shape bottle, wrong color cap and it wasn't painted white on the Coke logo in the war, someone alway's has to start picking fault with things. :crying:

 

Cheers Lewis

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Now that's what I call a commercial! Springfield rifles too!

 

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Oh Dear, who's going to be first to say, wrong shape bottle, wrong color cap and it wasn't painted white on the Coke logo in the war, someone alway's has to start picking fault with things. :crying:

 

Cheers Lewis

 

 

A simple fix, one just needs to go to an antique store to find original bottles, clean them out, fill them with coke and recap them. Curious though what was the color cap during WW2?

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A simple fix, one just needs to go to an antique store to find original bottles, clean them out, fill them with coke and recap them. Curious though what was the color cap during WW2?

 

Hi Vivera, the overall color was greyish, I am just going out for the evening now but will try and take a cap shot later, this shot is all I have in my phto file at the moment.

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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I had this photo of a WWII Coke cap on file if that helps.

 

Rob

 

Hi Rob, thanks for the photo, saved me a job this evening setting mine up for taking a shot. :thumbsup:

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hey Ken,

 

Glad to be of service!

 

Rob

 

Hi Rob, funnily we have shared a coke together before on another thread, but not actually drunk one together, oh o.k. then if you insist, you can buy me one when you get to Normandy sometime. :lol:

 

Cheers Ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Rob, funnily we have shared a coke together before on another thread, but not actually drunk one together, oh o.k. then if you insist, you can buy me one when you get to Normandy sometime. :lol:

 

Cheers Ken

 

Ken,

 

I do remember that other Coke thread. One of these day I will get to Normandy and buy you that Coke!

 

Rob

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Ken,

 

I do remember that other Coke thread. One of these day I will get to Normandy and buy you that Coke!

 

Rob

 

Coke it is then Rob, Thanks. :thumbsup:

 

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Upnatm, thanks, not seen that photo before

 

Ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Most cool, haven’t seen this on TV yet. Here’s the guy who made it: http://www.archenemyfilms.com/ It seems odd to me, because there are a LOT of Coke collectors out there who’d also know that was the wrong bottle, more so than military collectors, I’d think. I’m willing to bet they’re more up in arms than anyone here, and in greater numbers, too. Heck, at one point I decided I wanted a few period Coke bottles and found three WW2-era ones within a week without even looking all that hard, two of which could easily be cleaned and used again, none of them were over ten bucks. I always find it funny when people show up at re-enacting and display events with Coke stuff. Because every single time I’ve seen that happen and any vet comes up, I’ve always heard the same thing: “Heck, we never even SAW a bottle of Coke outside of the states!” This of course reminds me of this a Bill Mauldin cartoon: http://www.warfoto.com/ba2.jpg

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

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As a British /European G.I. collector who has read widely on the history of WW2 over the years I'm always in awe at how Uncle Sam looked after his own. Coca-Cola was a prime example of this. It's just a non-essential fizzy soda-pop... right? But, on another level, General Eisenhower was savvy enough to realise that, to millions of young Americans in uniform, it represented a little piece of home. So, following the landings in Noth Africa in 1943, he directed that millions of bottles of Coca-Cola be shipped from the US for his boys! Then, to free up valuable shipping space, three bottling plants were established in the ETO on order to maintain supplies. As the G.Is advanced, Coca-Cola went with them...and in so doing introduced the beverage to the peoples they liberated along the way. The first steps of the American Coca-Colanisation of the world. There's a lot of history in that there brown beverage!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Hi Coke Fans, Coca cola was actually bottled in Germany up until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Dec. 1941, once the Nazi's and the Japanese formed the Axis alliance then America stopped shipping the Cola syrup to Germany.

 

Shown above is a pre 1941 Coca Cola bottle from the German plant I recently acquired here in Normandy.

 

Once the Cola supplies stopped then the German bottling plant invented the ' Fanta ' brand of juice.

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Coke Fans, here is a photograph previously posted by member ' artu44 ' showing a Coca-Cola advertising sign on the outside of a bar during WWII with German soldiers evident.

 

Cheers Lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Wartime Coke bottles can be found rather easily, I collect antique bottles on the side. Now I must say though, on a recent vacation in the south every antique store or flea market I stopped at had tons of bottles. There was one place in Savannah, Georgia called Kellers that had quite a bit of WWII and Pre WWII coke bottles going rate on norm is about 5 bucks a bottle.

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