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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A D-Day Discovery

A D-Day "time capsule" was recently found hidden in the roof lining of a French car being restored at the Llangollen Motor Museum.

An Allied banknote issued on the eve of the landings and a packet of Navy Cut cigarettes were discovered in the yellow 1926 Citroen B12 Bolangerie.
Allied troops taking part in the D-Day landing were typically issued with a number of social survival items, including the five-franc note - known as occupation money - and cigarettes.

Often, a condom would also be included in the pack, but there was no sign of one in the Citroen, which has been in the museum for nine years. [Link]

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