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Contributed by Martin Bostock

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These are the Night Glasses through which my father first saw the coast of Normandy from the bridge of his landing craft (the Headquarters craft for a sector of Juno Beach) as dawn broke on 'the longest day'.

They continued with him until the end of WWII and have rested on his window sill overlooking the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire ever since. They also commemorate the help of the USA, they bear the legend US Navy, Bu Ships Mk III Mod 5, 19237, 1941 and the makers name Spencer, Buffalo USA,

They travelled from peace, to war, were present at the most complex military operation ever mounted and then returned to peace again in a quiet part of rural Derbyshire where three generations of the same family have used them to observe the spectacular views.

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