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Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by von Poop, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    Excellent story. Interesting on several levels. Thanks very much for posting.
     
  2. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Also... I thought the Kithurst Churchill had been recovered now?
     
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  4. The Scorer

    The Scorer Member

    I think that this was the one at HMS Excellent, which is now at the Tank Musem, Bovington, but I can't find anything to back this up.

    :)
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Bermondsey T34 has gone dazzle. (Via it's Twitter account: [twitter]oldkentroadtank[/twitter])

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  8. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    Breda, The Netherlands - kindly donated by the 1st Polish Armoured Div.

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  9. Owen

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    work mate of mine is on holiday in Cuba. he posted this on facebook . it's in Havanna.
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  10. Owen

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    Just seen this Sherman outside a new , not yet open D-Day museum , Castletown, Portland Dorset.
    Castletown D-Day Centre

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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's good news.
    Portland could do with some DDay context and a general boost.
    Range wreck bitsa maybe?
    (Shame about the keep off & CCTV signs. If Southsea Common's Churchill and Grizzly are still in one piece after years of public abuse in the Pompey area, then this thing can take it. Disclaimer would maybe do... )

    Ah. Retrieved from France:
    Lucky takes pride of place at Castletown D-Day Centre
     
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  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Owen, really - did you have to get your Range Rover in each picture as well :-P

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  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    I'm watching for that Sherman now that you mentioned it.

    I just saw a shot of a nice looking WWI memorial right down by the waterfront.
    The announcer, I think it was Paul Sherwen, says,"There you see a memorial to the French soldiers who fought in the Great War. It points out to the sea to remind us that those who died lost their lives in far off lands."

    What?
     
  15. Owen

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    WW1 repro Schneider I saw mentioned in post #10 here... Panhard EBR
     
  16. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    The Desert Rat Memorial
    Thetford Forest, Norfolk.

    The 7th Armoured Division was stationed in Thetford Forest between January and May 1944 while they prepared for the invasion of Normandy. This was the only time the division was in the United Kingdom in it's entire Existence. The Division sailed from Felixstowe on the 5 June 1944 with the first tanks landing on Gold Beach on the evening of 6th June 1944 .

    The memorial is by the side of the road and you can park next to it.

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  17. The Cooler King

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    Duxford - You do not need to go in to see these as they are outside!. Duxford A1.jpg
     
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  18. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

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    The Normandy Tank Museum is not hard to miss. It is next to the main N13 (E46) motorway. Set your Sat-Nav to the town of Catz in Normandy and then the road of La Fourchette or Rue de la Fourchette to be directed to the Museum entrance.
     

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  19. The Cooler King

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    Churchill AVRE Mk. IV tank – Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
     
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  20. The Cooler King

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    The Vimoutiers Tiger Tank south east of Caen in the middle of the Normandy countryside.
     
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