Shovel on the Suspenders in Saipan

Something popular during the Battle of Saipan was the wearing of the M1910 entrenching tool attached to the suspenders. Unfortunately I am not entirely sure how it was done. I have seen in other battles the shovel without any cover just being tucked behind the straps. But in all the pictures of the battle the …

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Today in History: Saipan

77 years ago today, June 15th 1944, The Battle of Saipan began. A part of the larger Operation Forager it saw the 2nd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division and the 27th Infantry Division involved. The Japanese opposition of the 43rd Division put up a fierce resistance to the initial landings with preregistered artillery and barbed …

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Today in History: D-Day (Commonwealth)

77 years ago today, June 6th 1944, Operation Neptune began. The opening phase of Operation Overlord, saw six infantry divisions landed by sea and three by air totally over 150,000 men. There were a total of five landing beaches, two American, two British and one Canadian. Yesterday I posted some pictures of the US landing …

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