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    Or as my old mate Robert Trupp, aka 'Bobby...

    Or as my old mate Robert Trupp, aka 'Bobby Gripweed' - a Barnaby Boy of old, would say, 'Bull's wool!'
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    That's the only one I've ever seen. Tah.

    That's the only one I've ever seen. Tah.
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    At a guess, possibly a Free French Forces soldier...

    At a guess, possibly a Free French Forces soldier to act as an interpreter.
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    When you say 'live round', do you mean one that...

    When you say 'live round', do you mean one that has been chambered but not fired?

    Can you post a picture of a fired case?
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    Good plan. Having spent some time with 40mm...

    Good plan.

    Having spent some time with 40mm grenade launchers back in the day, which have a higher velocity than a rifle grenade, I can tell you horizontal fire is not recommended.
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    That is definitely a posed for the press photo. ...

    That is definitely a posed for the press photo. Just think how far a rifle grenade aimed horizontally will go before its trajectory puts in on the ground.
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    I would think they make a ballistic sample....

    I would think they make a ballistic sample. (fired bullet W/ rifling marks, and the fired case) then they do a by calibre computer data base search comparing rifling marks, extractor marks, firing...
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    I believe the gap is there for a purpose. Wood,...

    I believe the gap is there for a purpose. Wood, unlike plastic, swells when wet since moisture is absorbed into the grain. Oiling the wood is also done to preserve the wood and reduce swelling....
  9. And yet the original, hand-written War Diary of...

    And yet the original, hand-written War Diary of the 48th Highlanders (15 Battalion CEF) states they were issued 'Enfield rifles" in February 1915 shortly after arriving in France from England where...
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    Seeking the truth of the matter, one is...

    Seeking the truth of the matter, one is confronted with obscuration and the fog of time. Will that particular truth be known? Perhaps not.
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    So what I hear you telling me is that you like...

    So what I hear you telling me is that you like the Ross rifle. Actually so do I. Think it is a great rifle. That said, I believe, as one whose grandfather crawled with a rifle through the mud at...
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    Where shall we begin? Here? The Ross Rifle...

    Where shall we begin?
    Here? The Ross Rifle Scandal - Canada History and Mysteries
    Here? Forces with History -- Official Blog of Robert W Mackay: Sam Hughes and the Ross Rifle
    Here? Ross Rifle |...
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    The 'Dak' has to be the greatest aeroplane ever...

    The 'Dak' has to be the greatest aeroplane ever to be built. Of that, there can be no doubt.

    One thing to remember about the Transport pilots who flew each of the 'drops' is that most of them...
  14. Reference the Gloster Meteor: My godfather,...

    Reference the Gloster Meteor:
    My godfather, Denis Powell, was a RAF fighter pilot, first on Spitfires and then Mosquitos and finally on the Meteors before war's end. The Meteors were not allowed to...
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    FYI: Popular myths about D-Day

    A particular surprise amongst these is number 6 which deals with casualty rates from WWII versus WW.
    6 Popular Myths About D-Day Landings Debunked | Historian James Holland
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    Just a thought. The documents that you have with...

    Just a thought. The documents that you have with the pistol, gives you his name and army number. With that, you may be able to look up his service records somewhere amongst the government archives. ...
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    Mate, no words. I know what you it is you feel. ...

    Mate, no words. I know what you it is you feel. Been there. Words? I have none.

    Vietnam has come back to haunt me in a personal and physical way. Our old friend Agent Orange stopped by and...
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    Two things. First, it is unlikely the gentleman...

    Two things. First, it is unlikely the gentleman was aircrew since aircrew were NCOs or commissioned officers. Second, the linked list of USAAF stations tells us that the paperwork was done in the...
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    I use these following cleaning and lubing for...

    I use these following cleaning and lubing for long term storage:...
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    I see a rectal pucker factor of +10 from everybody in the boat.

    And, I don't blame them.
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    Good spacing and doing well staying in the...

    Good spacing and doing well staying in the shadows.
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    It was.

    It was.
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    The officer is talking to the bloke in the middle...

    The officer is talking to the bloke in the middle (eye to eye contact). His left hand is up against the embankment. That's why it looks like he's giving the young bloke a thumping.
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    Having a look at some of the photos the media has...

    Having a look at some of the photos the media has presented is interesting. I haven't seen anything that looks like an 'assault weapon'. In fact, one commonly presented photo shows nothing but...
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    Picture from post 4 looks like Reinhardt Heydrich...

    Picture from post 4 looks like Reinhardt Heydrich (SOE stopped his clock for him). Is it?
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