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 Today’s walking was blessed by a very nice and tempered weather. (2015-07-09: 14 km in 2:45, with a cumulated ascension of 192 m, mostly hills). 

I found a cool feather for my French slouch hat model 1949. I hope it’s from a cool bird of prey, like a hawk, but it’s probably from something lame like a flycatcher or a jackdaw. 

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Asp. Georges Fleurot, killed in action at Claire and Song Cam river junction (Tonkin) in 1947, and obviously alte-hase‘s doppelganger.

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Montfort Commando-marine Moïse Saillant with a FM 24/29 LMG, in Ha Long Bay, circa 1950. Via AB.

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Montfort Commando-marine Moïse Saillant with a FM 24/29 LMG, in Ha Long Bay, circa 1950. Via AB.

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The smaller M60 machine guns chime in again as they soldiers pour thousands of rounds into the hillside. The sniper was never found, though soldiers did discover traces of blood when they searched the area the next day”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345454/Vietnam-War-photos-reveal-moment-U-S-troops-unleashed-hell-Viet-Cong-sniper-hills-Army-camp.html#ixzz2WzPC2NqT 
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Via AB.