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    M1 Garand

    Although that I'm late Happy Birthday from Luxembourg Dogdaddy and that your wish may come true. Rocky it's understandable that someone who carried a rifle all day long in his service would not like it neither would I if I had to. Thanks to your generation we never had to live through such a bad experience and could grow up in Freedom here in Luxembourg I thank you for that. Martin
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    M1 Garand

    I'm born in the wrong country because here in Luxembourg or anywhere in Europe you can't shoot in your garden even if it's a 100 sqmiles big. We only take them to the 100 - 200 meters ranges. But hopefully we are still allowed to shoot them so it could be worse.
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    Photos from German bunker

    Yeah that's true Custerman and have you seen how big and deep the bomb holes are at pointe du hoc, I thought the same thing when I've been there the first time how could one survive this and how was it possible that that the bunkers weren't destroyed all. Thanks Lennon for the great link from Maisy. :drinkin:I wish I could go there this year! In 2001 we talked to the owner of one of the museum at Omaha Beach and he told us there are a lot of bunkers and other remains from that time to be be uncovered and that the French governement interfere and hindered to dig out those relicts for years. (In the 50 a lot of bunkers and other things were dig in the sands of Normandy beach) The man also told us *in 2001* now theGovernement is awakening cos there's a lot of money in play. Tourisme after Pr. Ryan. He said the Panzergraben from Omaha Beach was filled with all kind of guns and stuff before it was filled with sand from the Beach, maybe one day they will remove this artefacts in good condition. Can you tell me please where that is I've never heard about it ?? ?? ??
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    Rennog's Photo albums

    I added some albums with photos from Bastogne, Normandy and Luxembourg. http://de.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rennog/my_photos
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    American-Luxembourg Friendship Week

    Marion does that mean that you're coming to Lux in June ?? My english seems to be a bit rusty. Martin
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    M1 Garand

    Dear j3rdinf, Thank you for giving us Liberty! The rifle wasn't send home because it stayed in Luxembourg where I live, the men who sold it to me told me that he got it from his Father who found it on the battle fields. I has been told by peoples who lived through that time and I have read in Lux. books that after the battle of the bulge there were a lot of military items left over by the germans and the Us. Even today you can still find rusty guns, grenades in our woods. Some time ago I has been in a shooting contest with military rifles organized by the Lux. army and I know some soldiers and after the shooting was over we small talked about guns and one of the Soldiers told us that they were called by the police to drive to a house to remove some guns where the owner died some time ago. When they came there the spouse told them she will sell the house but she didn't know what to do with her late husband guns so she called the police to help her. They removed over 90 Garands over 30 M1carbines, sten sub machine guns, german submg's german mg's and so on. I wish she had called me because all those guns who the army removed were destroyed shortly after that Martin from Lux. Ps.Sorry for my faults
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    American-Luxembourg Friendship Week

    Hi Marion, How are you going? I can't open the link is there a possibilty to send it by email? Thanks Martin
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    M1 Garand

    Hi here's my desktop pic. I for myself have 4 Garands 2 Winchester 1 Springfield and 1 H&R one of the Winchester is a left over from Battle of the bulge the other Winch. is from the Danish army. In my eyes the M1 Garand is the most beautiful rifles in the world.
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    HOW SMART ARE YOU

    The Veterans Webboard is back just for info
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    Christmas 1914

    Hello, I saw a story about this 3 - 4 days ago on the second Belgian TV channel was quite impressive. What those men endoured in these trenches was Hell on Earth, I hope we will never see anything like this again. Merry Christmas to you and yours from Luxembourg.
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    Don Burgett - History Channel

    Ah thanks, and are the dvd's working?? And how did you find them I hope you will enjoy them.
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    Don Burgett - History Channel

    Hi from Luxembourg, The history channel isn't available in Lux. were it possible to get me a copy too?? That were very kind. Martin
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    The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops

    Mr. Hinkle I see you were in Luxembourg during the war I'm from Luxembourg and want to thank you and all the other veterans for giving us liberty. If you need or want something from here just let me know it and I'll try to do it. You were and still are the greatest generation. Martin from Luxembourg
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    My granddaughter

    It's for a while that I wasn't on the site "Heavy private problems" I just saw the picture about Jessica and Sadie they are very beautiful girls you are very lucky granny's and I am a very lucky father but see youself.
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    photo of Normandy

    Hi all from Luxembourg, yeah they had a long way to march on that beach without cover and no place to hide I don't know who took the picture but it wasn't Robert Capa. Capa shot 106 photos on d-day but only 11 survived but read it yourself on this link http://www.skylighters.org/photos/robertcapa.html Have a nice weekend you all. Martin
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    OUR MUSIC PAGE

    Hi there I'll send you some of my cd's when I'm finished with the movie's for you, I will include a movie from Normandy made by my brother it's on a VHS cassette and I have no VHS player anymore so have to borrow one so I could rip it on the pc and write it on a dvd for you. Have a nice day you all Martin
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    New kid on the block

    Thank you Lady's for your kind words yes I think my english could be worse, for one who had only one year english in scool (24 years ago) it's probably not too bad I learned a lot the last 5 years by reading in the Internet but I'm still not used to talk it. I have planned to visit my friend Tom from New Hampshire last year in march but I could not get off work. I have meet him on the Internet 5 years ago his Father was in Lux. in 44. Maybe I will come in june this year but it isn't for sure, Marilyn the girls name of the story was it Milly? Yes the war years were very heavy for the peoples under the nazi boot but the biggest crime they did it to our young men they put them in their gray uniform and send them on the russian front. If they refused to put on their uniform the germans would send the entire family to germany for reeducation. Most of them never came back from russia My Grand-father from my mother's side hated the germans and when I was a kid my Grand-mother told me (he never talked about his experience) one day a black car arrived men's in long black leather coats (Gestapo)went out of the car came into the house without knocking on the door and took my Grand-pa with them without an explanation. After 5 or 6 days he was back home they had tortured him that's for sure but till today nobody realy know's why. Even today after now 60 years the older peolpe can't forgive what the germans did to them. Let's hope that it will never happen again. Martin
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    New kid on the block

    A big hello from Luxembourg Marilyn and thanks for making my day you must know over here we are happy when we have straight 4 day's of sun.( The last 2 weeks it was gray cold and wet ) By the way I didn't introduce myself too, so I do it now. My name is Martin I was born in 1967 and grow up in Luxembourg city now I'm living in the south of our very very big country in a town with the name Schifflange. I'm fascinated about WWII and the US don't realy know why but it began when I was 3 or 4 years old and I heared the first story's from Grand parents Uncles etc. from WWI and WWII. When they spoke about the time the Germans ruled our country they were angry and sometimes full of hate but when they spoke about the American "Amerikaner" you could see the glance in their eyes and they spoke with thankfullness about the people who gave us liberty , so somewhere at one of these story's I was bitten and it didn't let me go. I read a lot of books about WWII but the best is that we have webpage like this one where you can read story's you'll never find in books and sometimes get in contact with one of those who gave us Liberty. Martin Ps.Excuse my faults.
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    Veterans Mark Battle of the Bulge

    Hi again from Lux , I saw that I had some room left for more photos so I added some from Normandy in my album. The 6 june 2001 was the presentation of the movie Band of Brothers at the Utah beach in Normandy and I was lucky to see Dick Winters, Wild Bill and others but unlucky enough we didn't knew that this will happen that day and we knew nothing about Band of Brothers at that time but nontheless it was a great day to see all this veterans and all the actors from the movie. " I'd recognized only Tom Hanks and David Schwimmer that day" In hope that you like them. Martin Marion's note: Martin has posted a corrected link below. Yahoo changed their format, so he's had to revamp many of this links on our forum. Thanks!
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    OUR MUSIC PAGE

    Hi from Lux. That's an amazing idea I like the music from the 40's too I have 5 or 6 cd's with music from that time and fom time to time I listen to it. My favorite are the Andrews sister with Rum and coca cola . I wish you all a happy new year 2005 . Martin
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    Veterans Mark Battle of the Bulge

    Hello and thanks for your kind words, I added a new album with photos from the 10 september 2004 "On that day 60 years earlier the Us army liberated Luxembourg" I hope you enjoy them. Marion do you have a dvd player if yes I'll send you the movie's I've made from different ceremonys. ?? It rained over here the last days tonight it was around minus 7 and now it's still minus 5 it's better to stay inside then outside, what they endured 60 years ago in our woods is very hard to imagine. Have a nice day seeya. Martin
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    Veterans Mark Battle of the Bulge

    Hello Marion you're welcome, yes it was cold but not as cold as it were in 1944 the temp. was around 0 degrees celsius but do to the fog it feeled like minus 10. You are doing a great job with your homepage I have found the link to your homepage in a message fom Arthur Morneweck at the world war II veterans webboard. If I can do or if you need something from my area I be glad to help you and this offer is for every one. Hey by the way send me your home adress on my email adress and I will send you something from Luxembourg. Martin Ps. My english isn't the best so excuse my faults.
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    Veterans Mark Battle of the Bulge

    Hello my name is Martin and I'm from Luxembourg. I was at the ceremony at the US cemetery in Lux.-Hamm on the 16 december and shot some photos and want to share them with you. If you would like to see them click on the link below Martin http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/UsCemeterySandweiller
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