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Jun 03, 2019 16:50 |  #1

Taken last Thursday in the build up to D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations this coming Thursday.
I was on a motorcycling holiday from the UK with my 12 year old son so travelling light with my G1X mk iii.
Tight framing and split-second timing in the second image to exclude the many people walking on the beach.
In the background is part of the "Mullberry B" floating harbour.


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Jun 04, 2019 23:17 |  #2

Very nice. Hope to see more photos from you.


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Jun 05, 2019 00:17 |  #3

Nice shots. I love that first truck!


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Jun 06, 2019 10:04 |  #4

Thank you for the compliments.
I'll add a few more from the same day.


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Jun 06, 2019 10:11 |  #5

The M29 Weasel was grabbed in haste just before it set off, but has a story behind it.

Found in rotted condition in Welsh woodland last August, the current owner persuaded the then owner to sell it to him on the grounds that he'd restore it ready for the D-Day 75th commemorations and bring it to the Normandy beaches. He didn't just succeed. He excelled. In such a short time frame the restoration - which included fabricating new bodywork, hand-making new tracks from components found in the Netherlands and fully rebuilding the Studebaker 2.8 litre straight six petrol engine - was done to the highest standard. The engine purred at a rock-steady idle like a brand new modern engine with computer controlled electronics and pulled away with gusto and not a hint of smoke. Deeply impressive. Sounded lovely, too.

The vehicle is wet as the owner's lucky children had just been driving it on the beach.
What an occasion to do so.


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