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Moving to Normandy!

Article about: Your right Chris , long ago , some of the richest modern familes in Normandy are the post war scrap men !!

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    Well, finally I have found a farm in Normandy, and I getting the keys this week. In July I will move there! I started selling some of my collection to raise funds, a pitty to see some items be sold, but and the end of the day I did it and Im over the moon about moving to France, to Normandy! I found a large farm in a small village, very close to a forrest, and only a few miles form Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Thats teh village John Steele got his parachute caught on the church tower on 6 june 1944. Some locals have told me there is still a German Panzer in the forrest, only one mile from where I'll be living, so I must try and find it next week, as Im going over next week to sort some paper work out. Will stay there for one night in the farm, and will move there beginning of July.
    Cant wait, and I hope my Whites detector will find me some nice relics in the forrest once I'll be settled in there!
    Im renting the farm for the moment, but if I wish I can make the owner an offer to buy the property, if i decide to stay there for a while.
    If I find the Panzer, I' ll post some pictures here!

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    Can't wait to see what you may find.
    good luck with you adventure.

    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    You are a lucky man ! Good luck Do we have a base in Normandy to stay now?

    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Great news!
    Will you have rooms to let, if i am in the neighbourhood ?
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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    Hello, I suppose the Panzer was buried in the forrest by German troops leaving in 1944, like Spitfires.

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    if you find the panzer - tow it to your property asap !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 -
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    Good for you.
    I spent 11 years in Normandy love it.

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    Lucky you, I hope you find some good stuff.

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    Panzers in the forest in Normandy , long gone i'm afraid !! Panzers in the scrapyard is more likely !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Panzers in the forest in Normandy , long gone i'm afraid !! Panzers in the scrapyard is more likely !!
    Scrapyard gone also.

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