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World War II Commemoration Weekend – Updates and Outtakes

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Our afternoon at the Dade Battlefield State Park to witness the World War II Commemoration Weekend was filled with a lot of learning and observing. I took quite a few pictures, so let’s take a look:

Since nylon and silk were in short supply for civilian use during The War, women drew lines on the backs of their legs to mimic the seams on stockings. Here is where you would whisper to this lady, “Excuse me, your seams need straightening”:
And of this lady, you would just admire her (ahem!) straight seams:
A sailor is furiously typing out a message. Best not to ask what it is; it’s classified!
Remember to write home:
This German reenactor has a snazzy uniform while he talks about his messages and maps:
A civilian wearing nifty spectator shoes:
An embroidered apron—“Tell It to the Marines”:
Chow time for a hungry soldier:
German officers heading somewhere:
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em:
It was a full day, and we headed home. Follow that Jeep!During Memorial Day Week (May 27-31, 2018) I will be sharing more photographs and history about World War II and other military-themed remembrances.

March 5 article: World War II Commemoration Weekend
March 6 article: Hi, Boyfriend!
March 8 article: Uniforms and Fashion

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

One thought on “World War II Commemoration Weekend – Updates and Outtakes

  1. My advice to the single GIs; Go for the girl with the crooked seams every time……….

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