Posts Tagged ‘d-day’

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American Medics and Soldiers in France (barely)

Published January 18, 2009 at 1333

This is the first in an ongoing series of photographic analysis posts. WWII is the first war where lots of candid photography was created for both public information (propoganda) purposes as well as historical record. Regardless, it all has value to reenactors and historians. The photo for this analysis is one of my favorites from the official 1st Infantry Division history website.

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Myth of the Helmet net

Published January 10, 2009 at 1503

Despite what you may have been told, the helmet net + scrim combination is not an ‘airborne’ thing. In fact, I have photo evidence of medical staff using the helmet net and scrim during Operation Overlord.