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Why “Dog Tags”?

Why “Dog Tags”?

Origins To understand this vulgar term that could literally be translated as "Labels for Dog", we must go back to the 18th century. The United States of America faces a real problem of stray dogs in the cities and the countryside, causing a lot of damage but also many...

Para strap? No!

A strap for paratrooper? It is clear that in recent times many of these straps are sold with a name such as "portage strap 1st type for paratrooper", it is necessary to restore certain truths. This white or green strap measures exactly 58 centimeters, with a loop at...

Omaha Beach after the storm

Omaha Beach after the storm

A new port and already destroyed. From June 19, 1944 and for several days, the beach of Omaha invested by the Allies a few days earlier will be swept by a heavy storm mixed with strong tidal coefficients. The record is heavy: the artificial port "Mulberry A" is now...

Glidermen in Carentan (50)

Glidermen in Carentan (50)

The streets of Carentan, witnesses of another time. These three elements of the 327th Glider Regiment allow a moment of rest during the occupation of the city of Carentan following the liberation of the town. Landed on Utah Beach mainly on June 7th, 1944, this unit...

Albert J. Ricciuti :  A war, a love, an inheritance.

Albert J. Ricciuti : A war, a love, an inheritance.

A cosmopolitan and multicultural family      Albert Justin Ricciuti was born in 1923 on Lakewood Avenue in the east of Baltimore, Maryland. His father Raffaele, an Italian immigrant who had arrived in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, had spent...

Vestiges of war, an atypical discovery

Vestiges of war, an atypical discovery

Trouvé récemment sur un ancien camp occupé par les soldats américains en Cotentin, cette relique nous plonge à travers les moments de détente au sein des troupes qui envahissent la Normandie en 1944. Ce morceau de ferraille qui a passé plus de 70 ans sous terre est en réalité la carcasse d’un masque de receveur (Baseball).

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