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    Original British "Rupert" D-Day Dummy Paratrooper. Approximately 32" long, about 10" wide at the torso. One of WWII's greatest tales of deception is the dropping of "paradummies" over German held France in the early hours of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944. "Rupert", as the British referred to him, probably never fooled many of the German defenders, but his story has been elevated to mythic proportion among collectors and WWII buffs. This un-used example is constructed of heavy burlap material. Drawstrings at the top of the head, feet and hands allowed the head, arms and legs to be filled with sand to give the dummy weight. The packed white cotton parachute is held in place by four burlap flaps with white cotton basting, each with a brass grommet to facilitate closure. This example has a few storage stains and a hole or two, but it would certainly rate as in excellent condition.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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