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Sunday, November 4, 2018

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower commands the invasion of Southern France 15.08.1944

The D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, were costly but successful. Two months later (August 15), the invasion of Southern France took place. Many thought that victory in Europe would come by summer's end, but the Germans did not capitulate for almost a year. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower was ever mindful of the inevitable loss of life and suffering that would be experienced on an individual level by the troops under his command and their families. This prompted him to make a point of visiting every division involved in the invasion. The General of the Army  Dwight D. Eisenhower figure is produced by Durso in 40s/50s. The American flag bearer is made by Durso as well. The other american soldiers are produced by Safari LTD in 2000s . You can also see the German POWs - one of them is Lineol made and the other  two  are made probably by Duscha in 70s/80s. You can also see the interesting German wunderwaffe captured by GIs. This is the EDOR quick loading machine gun for roll caps (amorce bands) that was produced in Germany in 30s by Adro.

  EDOR quick loading machine gun (wunderwaffe)

 Dwight D. Eisenhower 

 German POWs

 EDOR quick loading machine gun - the original box

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