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WWII US ARMY 'CRICKETS'

A copy of the original Clicking 'Crickets' which were used by the Americans during the Normandy Landings,(D Day) as a means of identifying themselves if separated from their Company, especially in the dark.

These were reproduced and sold in France as a memento to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D Day Landings.

They can be seen in use in the film "The Longest Day"

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  • The movie " Band Of Brothers " is a great movie and they use these in the movie about 6 minutes into the film. I recommend seeing this movie.
    .......... Cam, Canada, 8th of January 2013

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