• 25
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 25, 1943

[voxant 3706177] Tuesday, May 25, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482981" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 25, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Well by now we are getting used to this sort of life and don't mind it. About the only way to spend what leisure you have is taking sun baths. With these you have to be very careful as this...

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  • 24
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 24, 1943

Monday, May 24, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482988" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 24, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] So far each day since we arrived has been lovely. It seems that we came in here just at the right time as the rainy season has just passed and the hot season has not arrived. This suits me very nicely although...

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  • 23
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 23, 1943

Sunday, May 23, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482974" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 23, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning I slept until about nine then got dressed in overalls and went over to the company to see that the supplies hauled last night were stowed away. I hung around until the typewriters were unpacked then sat down and wrote...

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  • 22
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 22, 1943

[voxant 3704528] Saturday, May 22, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482898" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 22, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning Ray and I got up about seven and ate our first hot meal since we pulled in here. It sure did taste good. We enjoyed the first storage eggs this area has seen in a long while. A...

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  • 21
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 21, 1943

[voxant 3702999] Friday, May 21, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482880" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 21, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Even the ground felt good last night after that hike out. We have pyramidal tents with no floor and as bare of everything else. There is plenty of scrap lumber from crates, that we are getting and making floors and...

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  • 20
    May

Military Eras: Top 5 U.S. WWII Collectibles

Most would agree that World War II militaria is the most popular military era to collect, and fortunately, “out of the woodwork” WWII items continue to surface from estates. WWII militaria initially emerged as a collecting hobby shortly after soldiers returned from Europe with Third Reich souvenirs, particularly medals, guns, and headgear. As demand for German WWII collectibles...

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  • 20
    May

Auction Report: Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Arts

With more than 450 lots for sale, the Cowan's Auctions Spring Fine and Decorative Arts Auction promises on June 6 2009 to be both diverse and exciting. Starting off the auction in the first top 10 lots, lot # 10 is an unusual and rarely seen Anna Pottery pig flask. The diminutive 2.25-inch by 4.5-inch salt glaze molded...

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  • 20
    May

My Childhood Keeps Disappearing

All my cowboy heroes died before the 21st century began. Memories of the Korean and Vietnam wars are the purview of senior citizens. Those, myself included, who remember life before television, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, are witnessing the birth of a new generation who will have no memory of television before high definition. I miss the...

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  • 20
    May

This Week in Geek 5/20/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week's new comics from a collector's point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for...

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  • 20
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 20, 1943

[voxant 3701578] Thursday, May 20, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482818" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 20, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning we were informed that we would not dock until noon, so I took my time eating breakfast then went on deck for a smoke. Land _____ into sight about ten and we pulled in about eleven thirty to...

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