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Omaha Beach Artifact Found : M1 Garand En-Bloc Clip

Article about: I was in France this week and while visiting Omaha beach on Saturday I found this sitting in the sand amongst a bunch of trash just a few feet away from the water. I broke a part off to see

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    Default Omaha Beach Artifact Found : M1 Garand En-Bloc Clip

    I was in France this week and while visiting Omaha beach on Saturday I found this sitting in the sand amongst a bunch of trash just a few feet away from the water. I broke a part off to see what was inside because I knew it was metal and old. Inside was what looked like a metal gun clip or at least that is what I suspected.

    Once back at the hotel I looked up the gun clips used by the Americans and realized this was an M1 Garand En-Bloc Clip. Judging by the pointed top I suspect there's a bullet or two in there as well. Really shocked that I found this just walking on the beach right at the entrance from the road. Just wanted to share. I think its amazing to be holding a piece of history such as this.
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    wow, post a picture!

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    Default Re: Omaha Beach Artifact Found : M1 Garand En-Bloc Clip

    they're posted above.

    the first picture is showing the inside after I broke off the outer rust shell and the #2 picture is the back side of it which is what it looked like when I found it.

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    Very neat find! I can't wait until I get to explore some battlefields. Thanks for posting!
    Thaddeus

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