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  1. Hermes = civilian aircraft, Hastings = RAF...

    Hermes = civilian aircraft, Hastings = RAF aircraft per: Handley Page Hastings - Wikipedia
  2. Tah Gil. I'm pretty sure Simba is the one. It...

    Tah Gil. I'm pretty sure Simba is the one. It was a drama I saw, and not a documentary. Bl**dy impressive for a pre-teen who wanted to become a soldier!
  3. I remember seeing a movie back in the 1950s about...

    I remember seeing a movie back in the 1950s about the Mau Mau uprising. The movie fascinated me so much I ended up sitting in the cinema through three consecutive viewings -- and got the flogging of...
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    I think I have two just like it packed away in my...

    I think I have two just like it packed away in my shed.
  5. My memory of events Century Arms is that they...

    My memory of events Century Arms is that they used surplus rifle kits on their receivers to build the rifles. The biggest difference was the cuts for the safety sear that US BATF deemed made the...
  6. There is a proofmark on top of the Chamber that I...

    There is a proofmark on top of the Chamber that I believe is the same as one seen on a supposedly ex-Israeli BHP being discussed on another forum. I suspect that the lend lease stamp would have been...
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    That's the one.

    That's the one.
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    Ahah. Now I know.

    Ahah. Now I know.
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    And this goes in what and does what?

    And this goes in what and does what?
  10. One thing that I notice looking at these WWII...

    One thing that I notice looking at these WWII photos is how much better fed the ETO seemed to have been than the PTO.

    My dad told me that they only got spam and mutton when he was 'in the islands'.
  11. You mean like leeches, snakes, and an endless...

    You mean like leeches, snakes, and an endless variety of creepy crawlies? Yep, they put the 'pucker factor' up for a start.
  12. As a white-haired old man speaking from the...

    As a white-haired old man speaking from the experiences of his 'tropical vacation' in sunny Southeast Asia in the 1960s, sneaking about in waist deep water on people in a tropical rain forest who are...
  13. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    My family was lucky. Everyone of my male...

    My family was lucky. Everyone of my male relatives that were old enough served in the Army, Navy or Air Force during WWII. My godfather (RAF fighter pilot) and godmother (Army) both served as well. ...
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    There was no love lost between SIS and the SOE....

    There was no love lost between SIS and the SOE. That is a certainty.
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    You're not wrong. Everyone who was in a position...

    You're not wrong. Everyone who was in a position of authority on all sides in WWII has long since begun pushing up poppies. Get it out and tell the story.
  16. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    One caveat here. The book No Queensbury Rules,...

    One caveat here. The book No Queensbury Rules, about WE Fairbairn and EA Sykes' WWII SOE and OSS service quickly points out that the biggest problem the researchers encountered was the abundance of...
  17. This is where I point out that the pictured...

    This is where I point out that the pictured individual is not a 'Boot neck', but rather an RCN or RN Petty Officer.
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    None of them look happy about life. They...

    None of them look happy about life. They actually look really P.O.ed.
  19. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    Going from memory, both Dieppe and Tarawa had...

    Going from memory, both Dieppe and Tarawa had practice exercises before the day. Again from memory, the Tarawa reefs were a known factor, but the tides and their effects weren't.

    I remember...
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    The frame marking is actually a broad arrow...

    The frame marking is actually a broad arrow inside a C. That was the military acceptance marking during WWII. The 2 marking on the hammer is a type 2 hammer marking.
  21. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    All of which leaves one -- the skeptics amongst...

    All of which leaves one -- the skeptics amongst us at least -- wondering how much money changes hands for Golden Globe and Oscar awards votes these days.
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    This is my thought as well.

    This is my thought as well.
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    Team Biathlon participants, Bastogne, December...

    Team Biathlon participants, Bastogne, December 1944.
  24. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    I would offer that this is not true. While...

    I would offer that this is not true. While military training exercises try to replicate what will be done and what will happen when the 'real thing' comes, it can not and does not contain those...
  25. Russia only declared war on Japan in the last...

    Russia only declared war on Japan in the last days of the war, and only then so they could grab the small Islands they wanted north of the main islands as well as invade Manchuko (part of Manchuria)...
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