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    Posted 8 months ago

    scottvez
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    This is a trench art buzz bomb on an ashtray base.

    The V1 was a German terror weapon employed in the aftermath of the Normandy Invasion and targeting London. Over 100 rockets a month were fired on London. About 9,500 total rockets were fired until the last launch site within range of London was destroyed in OCT 1944. Germany continued to target Allies at ports and in Belgium until about a month before the war's end.

    This miniature was a souvenir purchased in Germany after the war. The base and arm is made from shell brass. The rocket itself is made from parts of bullets.

    The wing appears to be a little too far forward when compared to an actual rocket.

    My photos do not copy/ use without permission

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Really unusual.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks much vetraio-- appreciate you looking and taking the time to comment.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks for looking old stuff.

      scott
    4. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 8 months ago
      I was born in England 1/16/46 My father was in the U.S. Army building landing strips in France and England during the War. Married my English mother in 43. My older brother William was under a year old when a buzz bomb??? hit the farmhouse and he was killed!!! Mom never really talked much about it??? Dad was in France when he died!! He went AWOL and hopped a plane to be with her and got busted to Private!!! Mom and I arrived at Ellis Island on an old Troopship in 46.
      Both Gone!! I wish they talked more about what they went thru!!!
      Stuff

    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks for sharing your personal family story-- really illustrates the terror of these rockets on those living in England.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks gatekeeper and buss.

      scott
    7. Thedecoguy Thedecoguy, 8 months ago
      Great piece.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks decoguy.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Thanks again old.

      scott

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