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I think the thing that bothers me most in those pictures, and any pictures of vetrans for that matter, is their eyes. The things they've must have seen. Some of the above pictures of GI's, they look about 60 years old and I bet most were still in their early 20's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2018 at 9:57am
Its known as the 1,0000yd stare.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2018 at 12:25pm
Well it's been a while since I posted anything here; but finally got a few photos of the town today.

This is the "Rue de la Greve". The original shot shows the resistance fighters walking toward the far end of this street


This the Cafe St Roch.


and back in 1944


and the town hall today.

and in 1944, flying the french flag!

the town centre square today; shows some changes. The small buildings that were built on to the side of the Church have gone; that would be the "Marbrerie" in the 1944 photo below.



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Sweet!
I miss small town rural life in France!
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these have been quite enjoyable and enlightening , good to know so much survived , very educational trip back in time , thank you , 
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