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  1. Thread: CANADIANS

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    I haven't actually made any derogatory comments...

    I haven't actually made any derogatory comments about Canadians and/or Canadian soldiers and nor would I. Post 12 was a response to post 11 as well as being a response to post 7. Post 14 was a...
  2. Thread: CANADIANS

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    I HAVE NOT SAID THAT THIS ISN'T THE CASE. I WAS...

    I HAVE NOT SAID THAT THIS ISN'T THE CASE. I WAS RESPONDING TO POST 7.

    I could have said "Deutsch-Englische Soldaten" but it wouldn't have been very relevant, to this thread, because this thread...
  3. Thread: CANADIANS

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    I was trying to respond in a jest way, bearing in...

    I was trying to respond in a jest way, bearing in mind that you said that "this thread was supposed to be a bit of fun".
  4. Thread: CANADIANS

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    Ja, achtung, Deutsch-kanadisch, Soldaten.

    Ja, achtung, Deutsch-kanadisch, Soldaten.
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    WW2 Lice Comb

    I am struggling to read what exactly is written on this WW2 German lice comb which I assume to be the maker, rather than the original owner. I've got the "Hamburg" part of it but the first two words...
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    The information on the bottom of the canteen is...

    The information on the bottom of the canteen is interesting and if, like me, you don't understand Japanese the link above is very useful to understanding some of the markings. Note how the Japanese...
  7. Thread: CANADIANS

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    Perhaps he was referring to "German-Canadians"...

    Perhaps he was referring to "German-Canadians" whom the rest of us have never heard of before? A bit like "French-Canadians" only different.
  8. Pity he didn't buy them for you.

    Pity he didn't buy them for you.
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    Japanese Canteens

    I found this had quite helpful information on Japanese canteens.

    The Evolution of IJA Canteens (1889-1945) Expanded Version
  10. See if this helps:...

    See if this helps: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=28752

    I basically off-load the pictures from my computer onto my post and you should be able to do the same with you phone.
  11. Thread: CANADIANS

    by Flying10uk
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    I'm not entirely sure quite what you are getting...

    I'm not entirely sure quite what you are getting at.

    The people of Holland were staving at the end of WW2 and that is why RAF aircrews risked their lives to drop food for the civilian population...
  12. Are you accessing this site from your phone or...

    Are you accessing this site from your phone or from a laptop/desktop?
  13. I haven't heard the media mention "Blast-Lung...

    I haven't heard the media mention "Blast-Lung Injury" at all but presumably some of the casualties in Beirut have this condition and presumably some have sadly died from it. Sometimes a casualty who...
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    Have a look where the bayonet interfaces between...

    Have a look where the bayonet interfaces between the mortice slot on the bayonet and the bayonet lug on your rifle. There has to be a certain amount of clearance between the two or the bayonet would...
  15. Probably about time to have some bagpipes. -...

    Probably about time to have some bagpipes.

    - The Black Watch [4K/UHD] - YouTube
  16. I would say that the WW1 German belt buckle is...

    I would say that the WW1 German belt buckle is desirable because it is complete, undamaged and unmessed. It doesn't look particularly special, to me, just a bog standard belt buckle, with the usual...
  17. There is nothing unusual to have a piper at the...

    There is nothing unusual to have a piper at the front of a column for a Scottish or Canadian Scottish regiment. Scottish regiments have a very long and very proud history.

    The various Scottish...
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    I'm thinking things such as being "asked" by...

    I'm thinking things such as being "asked" by one's employer to be "chipped".

    One can imagine some of the responses that a "company chip inserter" may get from employees when he/she says, to...
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    I think that some of Orwell's predictions were...

    I think that some of Orwell's predictions were frighteningly accurate.
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    I would check the end of the mortice slot for any...

    I would check the end of the mortice slot for any hard compacted dirt/rust/etc which at first glance may appear to be part of the bayonet.

    Sometimes it is necessary to remove the bayonet catch...
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    A notorious alternative use for bayonets, by...

    A notorious alternative use for bayonets, by soldiers from any nation, is as hammers. If a soldier needs a hammer, in the field, but doesn't have one available, something that a soldier often does...
  22. Alternative suggestion; "Shock-absorbing,...

    Alternative suggestion; "Shock-absorbing, longitudinal deflection buffer"
  23. Thread: Book

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    If one really must purchase a copy of that book...

    If one really must purchase a copy of that book and if one can only think of one place of looking on the World Wide Web, then one will just have to pay the prices being asked for the "wares" that one...
  24. The main thing, in my opinion, is not to leave...

    The main thing, in my opinion, is not to leave the rubber soaking in whatever you use to clean the Cosmoline off with. "Panel Wipe" should be ok if you wipe it on and wipe it off, immediately, which...
  25. Bomber Boys, PBS America, UK Freeview Channel

    I have been watching some fascinating programs this week which was filmed mainly on a disused base in southern Ontario, Canada and the final part of the mini series would appear to be tomorrow...
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