Tuesday, May 7, 2019

“Cricket Clickers” Wanted for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

An Acme Thunderer Whistle.Photo: Brandymae CC BY-SA 3.0

Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial Assault of D-Day
The U.S. Airborne Division feared that Nazi forces would obtain the clickers, reverse engineer them, and then create their own clickers to lure Allied troops into traps.
June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the turning point in World War II. D-Day was the historic landing of Allied Troops at the beaches in Normandy, France, to begin the invasion of Nazi-occupied territory.
Countries and organizations are offering special ways to commemorate and honor the brave Allied soldiers who fought in the D-Day operations. One such effort involves collecting original small brass “clickers,” which U.S. Airborne soldiers used to communicate with each other. READ MORE...

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