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ItTakesAThief

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  1. 1. Participating - 09/16/13 2. Received Name-09/30/13 3. Mission Complete-10/01/13...will add smiley when I know they have received.... 4. Mission Received -
  2. 1. Participating - 09/16/13 2. Received Name-09/30/13 3. Mission Complete 4. Mission Received
  3. It's quite exciting really. To keep the surprise factor we could have one person receiving our mailing information by a certain date via email (I can do this---totally confidential and your information will not be sold or shared with anyone else without your permission---the deadlines would be our guide to allow time for preparing our package for mailing. This should ensure the card and tag reaches your person by Christmas. Names are randomly drawn for each participant and sent to you by email. Then you will send your postcard/card and tag by mail to that person. This idea was stemmed off the Geocoin & Card Missions seen in the geocoin discussion forums. I'm so impressed by the group participating and the organization skills of the facilitator and when I read a comment about tags it just set the tag swap idea into motion. Let's go for it.. Christmas is just a few months away! SOunds good to me, i have one ready to go....
  4. thank you, I will send it out tomorrow Julie! Thank you...looking forward to it..... Just received, even more wonderful in person, nice coin....
  5. Above photo are keychains I've made and still making....
  6. SOunds like a great idea, i have a few extra....maybe good idea for christmas....
  7. http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad161/jlaz43/arnheim/crafts/001_zps4c71edfd.jpg Photos are my personally made keychains: and I've left...fishing gear, money, fake coins, TB's, charms gems, jewelry, pads, pencils, matchbox cars, chains, etc....
  8. COuld you explain the coin in detail, what it represents....
  9. And congrats to Team professor, and geomomrockz....
  10. Thanks so much, its been awesome experience and history lesson, love the coin, sending email
  11. thank you, I will send it out tomorrow Julie! Thank you...looking forward to it.....
  12. Airborne troops are only lightly armed and their survival depends upon taking the enemy by surprise and reaching objectives before they have time to react with heavy weapons. However, so cocksure were the Allies in their view that the Germans were already beaten, numerous grave errors were made which doomed Market Garden to failure before a shot had been fired. Principally, there were not enough transport planes to fly all three Divisions to their targets in one go. Instead they had to be flown to Holland in three lifts, with only one lift per day.
  13. Intelligence failure Unlike the American airborne divisions in the area, British forces at Arnhem ignored the local Dutch resistance. There was a good reason for this: Britain's spy network in the Netherlands had been thoroughly and infamously compromised — the so-called England game, which had only been discovered in April 1944. Perhaps assuming that the Dutch resistance would be similarly penetrated, British intelligence took pains to minimise all civilian contact. U.S. units, without this bad experience, made use of Dutch help. As things turned out, knowledge of the Driel ferry or of the underground's secret telephone network could have changed the result of the operation, especially since Allied radio equipment failed, having to rely on messengers. The latter was very important: it would have given the XXX Corps and Airborne High Command knowledge about the dire situation at Arnhem. After the war, claims arose that the Dutch resistance had indeed been penetrated. One high-ranking Dutch officer who had worked in counter-intelligence at SHAEF, Lieutenant-Colonel Oreste Pinto published a popular book, Spy Catcher, part-memoir and part counter-intelligence handbook. Pinto, who had made a name for himself in World War I for his part in uncovering Mata Hari, claimed that a minor figure in the Dutch resistance, Christiaan Lindemans (nicknamed "King Kong") had been a German agent and had betrayed Operation Market Garden to the Germans. Lindemans was arrested in October 1944, but committed suicide in his cell in 1946 while awaiting trial. In 1969, French journalist and historian Anne Laurens concluded that Lindemans had been a double agent.
  14. Oooh good idea, if they dont mind me using their cover picture.....any recommendation on the books to read....the link takes me to amazon...
  15. Here is some of my new swag.....I made...
  16. Bumping up the thread....cant wait till this begins....
  17. Background of Operation Market Garden After the Battle of Normandy, by the end of August, 1944, the remainder of German forces retreated across the Low Countries and eastern France towards the German border. In early September, the British 21rst Army Group, under the command of Bernard Montgomery, advanced on a line running from Antwerp to the northern border of Belgium, along with the British 2nd Army, commanded by Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey. The 1rst Canadian Army under Lieutenant-General Harry Crerar had begun its task of taking the ports of Dieppe, Le Havre and Boulogne-sur-Mer. In the south, the U.S. 12th Army Group under Lieutenant General Omar Bradley approached the German border and oriented on the Aachen gap with Lieutenant General Courtney Hodges’ U.S. 1rst Army in support of Montgomery’s advance on the Ruhr, while its U.S. 3rd Army under Lieutenant General George S. Patton moved eastward towards the Saar. The Operation Operation Market Garden was the brainchild of British General Bernard Montgomery, who suggested that the Allied forces should launch an offensive across northern France conducted by the British 21rst Army Group and supported by the US 1rst Army under Major General Courtney Hodges. But since the operation plan required the seizure of bridges across the Meuse River and two arms of the Rhine as well as several smaller canals and tributaries, Montgomery would need the British I Airborne Corps and the US XVIII Airborne Corps. The seizure of bridges would allow the Allied ground forces cross the Rhine River. By crossing the Lower Rhine the Allied forces could outflank the Siegfried Line and encircle the Ruhr, Germany’s industrial heartland. After a preliminary bombardment of anti-aircraft batteries carried out by B-17 bombers the day before, Operation Market Garden began at 09:30 hours on September 17, 1944, when the British and American airborne units took off from the airfields in southern England. During the first four days of the operations nearly all bridges were taken by the Allies. Nevertheless, after a series of attacks and counter-attacks between the Allied aiborne units and the German forces, by September 25, several Allied airborne elements had been severely mauled by the Wehrmacht ground troops, which included the 9th SS Division Hohenstaufen. Beaten, the Allies had to fall back to their former positions.
  18. ANd, I just picked up a few proxy tb's....nice idea, but what will become of the beautiful coins....sit in collections? I know the cost is very high to make coins...will they be collectible? will there be any market for them if not placed in caches for people to see. No criticism here, just wandering.....
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