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What I brought back from Normandy :)

Article about: I was in Normandy on the 5-8th of June 2010 for the anniversary of D-Day. While I was there, I picked up a few things along the way: 1. German 88 shell casing picked up 1-2 miles up the coas

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    Cool What I brought back from Normandy :)

    I was in Normandy on the 5-8th of June 2010 for the anniversary of D-Day.

    While I was there, I picked up a few things along the way:

    1. German 88 shell casing picked up 1-2 miles up the coast from utah beach: it is discussed in this thread (this tells about how I got it:
    German 88mm Shell Casing picked up 2 miles up the coast from Utah

    2. I bought this Musette pack dated 1943--I like it because it is well used.

    3. Rutenber Electric Co. Canteen dated 1943 discussed in this thread:
    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=447341

    4. Terrible condition German canteen--1941, I bought it because it was inexpensive and I didnt have a german canteen yet.

    5,5,5. Shrapnel and a 50. cal shell casing picked up along with #1 behind Stp9 bunkers, Utah beach. (read the begining of the thread linked to in #1)

    6. US M1 Garand shell casing the owner of the La Fiere Bridge B&B gave to me--they dug them up next to the bridge

    7. German Artillery soldbuch--not related to Normandy, but still interesting
    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=447637

    8. Relic German bayonet--they said they dug it up in normandy but you can never believe that, it was inexpensive so I bought it.

    9. US M3 combat knife Utica gaurd marked.

    10. A little coin that has the name of one of the places I visited.

    11. A few US Army Generals gave their patches to me because they loved that I am sooo interested in history (I am only 13) They were in the jump over La Fiere -- One of them gave me his jump wings.

    So thats it, great new additions to my collection

    Swayne
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    Hi Swayne, glad you had a good trip and got everything home OK. Nice items to have and great things to remember your trip with forever.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Swayne, those are great pieces you have there ..................... !
    Thank you for sharing them with us !

    I especially love the cutlery ( the Utica M3, mostly ! ) and also
    how and where you acquired everything !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    nice items, I really like the m-3, that's probably because I have 9 - m-4 bayonets, the most of anything else in my small collection, the 2nd most are the 6 - k - 98 bayonets I have , three are matching numbers, and one dress bayonet. you picked up some really nice thing's, so you had a really great trip.

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    nice score on souvenirs from your trip...

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    Thanks for the kind words guys,

    Swayne

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    Swayne, nice additions and probably a most memorable vacation. Someday i will presuade my wife into taking that trip.

    Congratulations.

    rgds, Tyrone

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    Quote by Ty Revelo View Post
    Swayne, nice additions and probably a most memorable vacation. Someday i will presuade my wife into taking that trip.

    Congratulations.

    rgds, Tyrone
    thats what paris is for brother!

    thank god its so close to normandy. if i ever went there with my girl, id leave her in paris with a few euros and go scour the beaches and hedgerows

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    Great stuff,nice to see someone your age into history.Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys,
    Swayne

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