Now on display at the Bristol Public Library is a remarkable collection of World War II memorabilia. The collection, owned by Mr. Gabriel Illes of Bristolville, is located in the display case on the second floor of the library.
Mr. Illes grew up listening to stories of the war from his father and uncles and developed an interest in history at a very young age. This interest led him to become involved with the reenactment in Conneaut and with the Able Company 116th Infantry Regiment of Bedford, Virginia. Some items on display are dog tags and a comb that belonged to his father. Other pieces are exact replicas of official items he has purchased from flea markets, at reenactments and on E-bay. Gabe’s passion for history is the center of the display with information on the war and all the items.
The collection will be on display until the end of May. For information or directions contact the circulation desk, 330-889-3651. Bristol Public Library is located at 1855 Greenville Road, Bristolville (44402). Visit www.bristol-libraryoh.org.