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Article about: heres a nice little contraption was a present form my father a few years back from a motorcycle run to normandie beaches. can anyone give me any info on it? was made for signiling to each ot

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    heres a nice little contraption was a present form my father a few years back from a motorcycle run to normandie beaches.

    can anyone give me any info on it? was made for signiling to each other? sure would like a original one anybody got one to show original or otherwise?

    ade sorry if this is in the wrong place

    cheers ewan
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    here is a link of some original crickets Equipment

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    Hi Ewan,
    I have one too, i like it..
    I saw one original on one of the museums in Normandy, it is a little bit different
    If I'm not wrong, during the D-Day the paras used one "clik" as question, the right answer was a double "click"...just like the code words flash and thunder

    Davide

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    guys cheers for the infos and link

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    You can still buy those in Normandy area... When I was there for the 60th I remember seeing them for sale even in the petrol stations... and they were really frighteningly accurate and very cheap.

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    Quote by Soldierblu View Post
    You can still buy those in Normandy area... When I was there for the 60th I remember seeing them for sale even in the petrol stations... and they were really frighteningly accurate and very cheap.
    I was there also then... (and will be back for the 70th).
    I purchased two of them, but only one is working properly. Cheap trash made in Ch*na

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    Heres a link ewan to a firm that makes these now, they are made on the same machines in the same Birmingham UK factory that made them originally in WW2. I have one and they are extremely well made and work perfectly, link....WW2 Airborne Cricket 101st Airborne Clicker

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    hey thanks for the link mate the one i have from france works like it should and is made well enough a good present if you ask me

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    Great link thanks as well!

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    If you watch the film 'The Longest Day', you will see this item used and demonstrated several times!

    Right up to the point where a GI hears a German cocking his rifle and he thinks it a clicker..bang!

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

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