Normandy Scrapbook (95th Infantry Divison)

Amazing and unique WW2 scrapbook. The book covers a the veteran, Private Lewis Roland Blaney’s induction into the army and into the 95th Infantry Divison. Mr. Blaney landed with Patton’s Army on Normandy June 7th, 1944 (D-Day Plus 1) and served in Europe until March 1945. The book also covers this period.

A map is included where the veteran has traced his route through Europe. A lot of different items are in this book, including several photographs, newspapers, patches, army forms from General Patton and General Bradley, a small German Nazi flag, a Safe Conduct pass from General Eisenhower, a Special Orders pamphlet from Bradley on American-German Relations and much, much more.

The state of the scrapbook is fragile. The back and cover is torn and many pages are torn and loose. Nevertheless, this is a truly magnificent piece of personal war history.

For sale: €300 / $395 + shipping (please ask for shipping costs)
Paypal accepted. If you are interested, please send me a e-mail on anders@bureau117.dk

U.S. Paratrooper Wrist Compass

A nice example of the “Compass, Wrist, Liquid-filled” issued to all Airborne troops during World War 2. The body is made of olive drab Bakelite plastic and the needle point is tipped with phosphorescent paint. The back of the Compass is marked “Corps of Engineers U.S. Army”. The compass is manufactured by Superior Magneto Corp. and dated 7-44 (July, 1944). Both the compass and the original adjustable leather band are in excellent condition.

Wrist compasses were used both by officers and enlisted men. The compass was usually seen worn on the wrist, ofcourse, but also over the sleeve, the shoulder loops, webbing or at the ankle over the jump boots.


82nd Airborne sergeant in Holland with wrist compass hanging from webbing.

US Army Map (Ancinnes, France, 1944)


Genuine US battlefield area map of Ancinnes, France.
Sheet 43/6 NW. Edition: 2nd edition July 1944. Scale: 1/25 000
Bought in France, October 2011

For sale: €100 / $145 (including free worldwide shipping)
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History of Ancinnes

Ancinnes was liberated by the famous French 2nd Armored Division (lead by General Leclerc) on August 11 1944. The map also shows the Perseigne forest (South East Alencon) that was the battlefield of The US 5th Army lead by General Patton against the remains of the famous German 352nd Infantry Division known for its defence of Omaha Beach on D-Day. The Perseigne forest area was liberated by the US 5th Armored Division on August 13.

Field Marshal Montgomery Letter

An original letter from Field Marshall Montgomery to the 21st Army on March, 1945. This letter was to be read to the troops so there were relatively few printed. The letter is complete and measures 7.75 x 12 inches. It has been folded and there is some soiling, but overall it is in nice shape.
Bought in Canada, October 2011


For sale: €170 / $245 (including free worldwide shipping)

Paypal accepted. If you are interested, please send me a e-mail on anders@bureau117.dk.
Please note: The letter will be shipped well-protected in a cardboard envelope without the frame.

Eisenhower D-Day Letter

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s letter from June 6 1944.
This is one of the original letters which was distributed to all Allied airmen, sailors, soldiers and airborne units on the evening before D-Day. The letter has been carried through D-Day by an Allied soldier, and therefore it has been folded to be kept in a pocket. On the back of the letter there is a few hand written notes. Even though the letter shows signs of usage, it is still in great condition, complete with no tears.
The letter measures 6 x 9 inches. Bought in Canada, October 2011

An important piece of history
It is said that he D-Day letter changed the moral of the men and women that helped make the D-Day invasion a success. Without this important document the war could have been drastically changed. The D-Day letter is one of the most important documents because it inspired greatness in all who read it. Eisenhower called for nothing but total and complete victory, and that is exactly what he got.