March 2020

Extremely High -Rez Shot of Mars

by Daniel Russ on March 31, 2020

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Mr. Scott.

by Daniel Russ on March 25, 2020

James Doohan March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005   He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children. And although he was known most for his Scottish Engineer character: Scotty, he was in fact Irish. Or that’s where his people emigrated from to get to Canada.   He had joined the […]

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The DUKW

March 20, 2020
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Its nomenclature notwithstanding, the DUKW was one of the most successful collaborations between the US government weapons procurement mission and competent scientific and engineering experts.   The idea was to create a vehicle that could move troops from troop ships to a beachhead. It was designed by Rod Stephens who designed luxury yachts. Also Dennis […]

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Ernie Pyle Suffered Just Like Everyone Else.

March 15, 2020
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  About a thousand GIs and British soldiers who showed signs of Malaria were left behind before the HUSKY transports departed. Another ten thousand cases would sweep across 7th Army and another twelve thousand through the British 8th Army.   The Catalania Plains in the area around Messina in north east Sicily feature swamps, and […]

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Original D-Day Cricket Clickers

March 8, 2020
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One of the ideas for keeping Operation Overlord a secret even during the invasion was to have paratroopers communicate with clicker, so Germans would not suspect a thing when they hear clicking, that could come from insects.   The Original Cricket Clickers were to be used on the first day only,  simple I click once […]

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The Original United States World War II Official US Army 6 X 30 Binoculars with an M17 Leather Case

March 1, 2020
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    This is sold out but amazingly these are still around. I found these on International Military Antiques, wherever found many wonders. These were improved military binoculars and as such were water proofed and came with optical lens coating to lower glare. I am amazed that these M17 leather cases still even exist.     Related […]

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