Forgotten release

20 May 1944.
The Normandy landings approaching. The bombings s & rsquo; intensifies, with the aim to slow down and disrupt German movements. The railways are a prime target…
One hundred British bombers aimed Mans rail yards, thirty minutes after this hell l & rsquo; is achieved. Three English aircraft destroyed and a dozen victims among civilians Le Mans.
The same side of the towers, but here c & rsquo; is the Americans who are s & rsquo; care of this important railway junction. L & rsquo; s goal is completely missed, so that the bombs fall on d & rsquo neighborhoods, homes…143 dead.
C & rsquo; is that too war…Many sacrifices unknown to the general freedom.

 

Le partage c'est la liberté

The 9 May 1945

The capitulation of the & rsquo; German army was signed in France in Reims, exactly the 7 May 1945 at 2:41 am. This act recognizes the surrender unconditional surrenderthe German Reich and fixed the cessation of hostilities for 8 never to 23h01.

But Stalin angry does not recognize this capitulation, his enemy is German, the exigera que l & rsquo; acte summit therefore signé dans la capitale du Reich, ie Berlin and the Soviet-occupied zone.

A new signing of the act of surrender has taken place in Berlin on the evening of 8 May 1945, at 23 h 01 (hour & rsquo; Central Europe) precisely , which gives us the 9 May at 00 h 01, Moscow time, Given the jet lag.

The surrender of German troops has taken place the 9 May for Russians.

Le partage c'est la liberté

The 7 May 1945

A Reims, headquarters SHAEF, the 7 May 1945 at exactly 2:41, Alfred Jodl marshal with him his aide Oxenius, and the Amiral Von Friedeburg sign the & rsquo; Act of capitulation sans condition of & rsquo; Germany makes her corrompus.

Jodl signing the surrender

 

College Boys in Reims where SHAEF has his headquarters.
Le partage c'est la liberté

Wüstenfuchs "the Desert Fox"

" Believe me, only, the first twenty-four hours of the invasion will be decisive… The fate of Germany depends…For Allies, as for us, it will be the longest day. »

Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel.

In his aide, the capitaine Helmuth Lange, 22 avril 1944

 

Le partage c'est la liberté

I take my suitcase

Here is a song, somewhat diverted, that & rsquo; loved to sing my grandmother in years 40 in Normandy ! I kiss the way.

I take my suitcase,
My cane and my seed,
My big, gray trunk and my p & rsquo; tit handbag.
And I go to the station saying j & rsquo;'m sick of the shit Petain !

Le partage c'est la liberté

Before now : M42

Restoration a original hull of HKP manufacturer impacted : A light feldgrau painting with preserved national insignia, Finally what is left, and a thin layer of non-uniform saturator for soiling effect.

The goal is not to make something new, Indeed, the helmet will be a final destination Willys Jeep !

Transaction amount : 60 € (Ebay auction for the helmet and including postage), painting the I & rsquo; had already !

Le partage c'est la liberté