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Article about: With the 75th anniversay of D Day upon us this week I just wanted to share some D Day related items I got together about 20 years ago, (over a period of a couple of years) they seemed hard t

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    With the 75th anniversay of D Day upon us this week I just wanted to share some D Day related items I got together about 20 years ago, (over a period of a couple of years) they seemed hard to track down then ! M26 USN Lifebelt, M5 Assault Gas Mask & bag, gas brassard, which as can be seen was folded up & stored for many years, some invasion money, the Eisenhower letter, given to all servicemen involved with the invasion, which has some interesting handwritten info on back (will try & research one day), an April 1944 dated map of the Omaha beach area & 3 nice cut edge wartime patches , the 1st & 29th are early greenbacks, the Ranger Diamond took a while to source. I went to Normandy for the first time in 1996 & came back inspired & concentrated on WW2 US militaria for 2-3 years, alongside TR. With the release of Saving Private Ryan in 1998, it fueled my passion even more !
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    Paul
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    Watching today's & yesterday's D Day celebration events in Normandy & Portsmouth were truly moving & touching. It also makes you realise the important task we, as collectors, have in preserving historical items, right across the board, for future generations.
    Regards
    Paul

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    Hello everyone: The famous document addressed to "soldiers, sailors and airmen ......" is it very rare or is it relatively easy to obtain?
    Thanks for your information.
    Best regards.

    Santi

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    Thank you for sharing Paul!



    Mart

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    Quote by TABSTABS1964 View Post
    Hello everyone: The famous document addressed to "soldiers, sailors and airmen ......" is it very rare or is it relatively easy to obtain?
    Thanks for your information.
    Best regards.

    Santi
    Hi Santi,
    I bought this in 98/99, I was lucky & eventually it came my way, I paid 15 for it then ! Have not been actively looking for one of these since then but the prices seem to be all over the place, like most things in our hobby, certain items that are connected to 'big events', makes them more desirable etc... You'll find one for sure !
    Regards
    Paul

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    Thank you, Paul!

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