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US Army Dog Tags markings

US Army Dog Tags markings

Dog tagS, various markings We are often asked how the dog tags were struck at the time, then small turtoriel on the different strikes existing in time on the plate M1940. Attention, a soldier can be remap his own plates during his war so the typing pattern does not...

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...

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...

New Memorial in Périers (50)

New Memorial in Périers (50)

A monument for Benjamin F. Kitchens and Bert Espy JrOn June 24th, following the invitation of our friend Christian Levaufre, we gathered to inaugurate the memorial in memory of the two American airmen Benjamin F. Kitchens and Bert Espy Jr in Périers (50). Day after...

M1 Garand Ammo. Clips

M1 Garand Ammo. Clips

The M1 Garand: A gun that enters the Legend The clips of 8 Cal.30 cartridges comes to supply the first semi-automatic rifle of the US army: the M1 Garand. The production of these clips was such that most of those produced during the Second World War were actually used...

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...

Carentan, 1944 : Cross the Taute River

Carentan, 1944 : Cross the Taute River

CARENTAN, 1944 Objective : Cross the Taute River Although a first Bailey bridge is installed by the soldiers of the 300th Combat Engineer Battalion, still visible today along the harbour channel near the lock, the crossing of the Taute River by the US Army has to...

Arthur Jahnke, german veteran of 23 years old

Arthur Jahnke, german veteran of 23 years old

Arthur Jahnke n’est âgé que de 23 ans en 1944. Lieutenant de l’armée de terre régulière allemande (Heer), il est pourtant déjà vétéran du front de l’Est sur lequel il a combattu avec la 302ème division d’infanterie, où il est grièvement blessé quelques mois auparavant. Cette mésaventure lui vaudra notamment l’attribution de la Croix de Chevalier de la Croix de Fer

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