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The morning of Operation Epsom
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Guides from Bde HQ lead the Infantry of the 2 Glasgow Highlanders to the start line on the morning of Montgomerys' big offensive. A piper from the HQ serenades the Jocks as they stomp past through the summer grain fields. One stout lad breaks into a highland dance as his mate cheers him on.
An Englishman assigned to a Highland unit during this attack recalled the men standing around,laughing,singing and calling out to one another. More like a weekend sporting event than a major attack.He said he never felt more out of place!!

South of Les Mesnil Patry,Normandy June 1944.


cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
Nice work Jerry , very cool scene !!!
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC

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Nice work Jerry , very cool scene !!!



Thanks buddy,I appreciate the kind comments.
J
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC
Once again, you’ve captured the mood through brilliant figure interaction, photo perspective, and narrative.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 04:21 AM UTC

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Once again, you’ve captured the mood through brilliant figure interaction, photo perspective, and narrative.

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Thanks for the very generous comments Mike!
J
Sean50
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 04:59 AM UTC
Brilliant work again Jerry.
Love the guy clapping along in the background

Cheers

Sean
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC

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Brilliant work again Jerry.
Love the guy clapping along in the background

Cheers

Sean


Thanks buddy!
Thanks for the comments!
J
callmehobbes
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Just the one pic? Come one Jerry, we need more!
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC
Och th’ skirrrrl o’ th’ peeps, stirring stuff. Makes you wonder what the Germans thought as they popped their Pervetin speed tabs - mad? scary? funny? Maybe some were so busy holding their hands to their ears they couldn’t shoot back. Great perspective & grass suggesting a stiff breeze too, & yeah special mention for the handclapper, perfect
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
Don't forget the rum rats .....



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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Don't forget the rum rats .....






Just for the record I have a suspicion that these might be an Irish Regiment not a Scottish one; however, that does not detract from the need for rum!
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Paul,Tim,Cheyenne and Brian
Thanks Gents for chiming in with great comments and such.
Ah yes,the skirllin O the pipes. Sends a pleasant thrill up the spine,no? Hahahaha
Not many pics of this one but here is the piper after he was done.



And a few more from only slightly different perspectives.




The field,now silent after the interruption of men. Notice the Fonteney/Carpiquey road at the back right. The initial designated phase line of the attack.


Thanks for your interest fells!
J



Sean50
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC

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The field,now silent after the interruption of men. Notice the Fonteney/Carpiquey road at the back right. The initial designated phase line of the attack.





Putting in details like the tree lined road is what makes your work stand out, Jerry. Love it.

I drove down that road yesterday having dropped my girlfriend at the airport. It still looks the same.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
As always ...TOP !
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC

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The field,now silent after the interruption of men. Notice the Fonteney/Carpiquey road at the back right. The initial designated phase line of the attack.





Putting in details like the tree lined road is what makes your work stand out, Jerry. Love it.

I drove down that road yesterday having dropped my girlfriend at the airport. It still looks the same.

Cheers

Sean


Thanks for the high compliment buddy! I am envious of your living location for sure.
I understand from one of my Heimdahl books the trees were cut down after the war but replanted. They have now grow to roughly the same height they were in 1944.
So you used the Carpiqeuy airport? How big is it now?
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jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC

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As always ...TOP !




Thanks buddy!
J
Sean50
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC

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Thanks for the high compliment buddy! I am envious of your living location for sure.
I understand from one of my Heimdahl books the trees were cut down after the war but replanted. They have now grow to roughly the same height they were in 1944.
So you used the Carpiqeuy airport? How big is it now?



It's not changed much in terms of it's size, it's still a small airport, mostly twin engine commercial puddle-jumpers plus those that fly for fun.

There are a couple of monuments to the Canadian forces that fought there, plus a bunker or two. One room in the terminal building has some very summarised history of the place, including WW2 of course.
One of my most treasured memories of the place is going there a few years ago with Neil Stewart (now passed away), ex-Fort Garry Horse.

Anyway, keep up the good work

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
I love the guy clapping in the background.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Thanks for the high compliment buddy! I am envious of your living location for sure.
I understand from one of my Heimdahl books the trees were cut down after the war but replanted. They have now grow to roughly the same height they were in 1944.
So you used the Carpiqeuy airport? How big is it now?



It's not changed much in terms of it's size, it's still a small airport, mostly twin engine commercial puddle-jumpers plus those that fly for fun.

There are a couple of monuments to the Canadian forces that fought there, plus a bunker or two. One room in the terminal building has some very summarised history of the place, including WW2 of course.
One of my most treasured memories of the place is going there a few years ago with Neil Stewart (now passed away), ex-Fort Garry Horse.

Anyway, keep up the good work

Cheers

Sean



A usually over looked event is the amount of defensive fire that the left flank of the Scottish offensive received from the airfield. That,plus the resistance put up in the hamlet of St Manvieu,delayed that flank all the first day.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC

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I love the guy clapping in the background.



Thanks mate. He was the brainchild of another guy from the UK. Paul Dobson.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC
Once again, your figures are well animated!!! And the positioning of them definitely tells a story. My opinion on the shrieks of the pipes differs. In 2007, had the opportunity to travel as a member of a tour group most of the Isles. I found, quite surprisingly, that the bagpipes sounded much better in real life than recorded.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
I regularly get to hear them IRL. I must say, that it is the best music ever to march to...
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
Speaking of bagpipes , It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll ........
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC

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Once again, your figures are well animated!!! And the positioning of them definitely tells a story. My opinion on the shrieks of the pipes differs. In 2007, had the opportunity to travel as a member of a tour group most of the Isles. I found, quite surprisingly, that the bagpipes sounded much better in real life than recorded.



Thanks for your comments and yes,I agree they sound better live.
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jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC

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I regularly get to hear them IRL. I must say, that it is the best music ever to march to...



Yes,I agree!
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