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Mess Tin ~ ex-Alain Roudieux Collection

Article about: Acquired this rather squashed mess tin recently. I must admit that I was attracted more to the fact that it was originally found by the late, great Alain Roudieux than the tin itself. For th

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    Default Mess Tin ~ ex-Alain Roudieux Collection

    Acquired this rather squashed mess tin recently. I must admit that I was attracted more to the fact that it was originally found by the late, great Alain Roudieux than the tin itself.

    For those that don't know, Alain Roudieux as a boy lived in the Falaise pocket and observed materiel being buried during the clean-up. He later returned and dug up as much as he could over the following years. He was also able to identify the locations of all of the dumps and had an intimate knowledge of the battle area. His collection grew and was eventually sold at auction following his death.

    He was also instumental in the rescue of the Vimoutiers Tiger.

    RIP Alain. One of the first Relic Hunters.
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    Indeed an iconic piece.....from the late great Alain Roudieux ! I remember as teen (in the early 70's !) reading the "After the battle" magazine article about him.......Thanks for showing.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    I've got that 'After The Battle' too. The stuff he was finding was absolutely amazing. I bought the mess tin off fleabay and didn't know about the original auction.

    Cheers
    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Nice piece Martin,
    I also saw it ( as well as the other pieces the seller had ) and glad to see it has gone to a good home.
    Cheers from Australia!
    Dan

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    Default Re: Mess Tin ~ ex-Alain Roudieux Collection

    Fine, the correct name is Alain ROUDEIX, "the man with the cap"in Afte the Battle. I saw him many times in the 70's, but he was in Vimoutiers.
    He was often in the Falase area to find heavy material. He was a fan of stock car. And on his car, the font part was made with panzer material.

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