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  1. 20, 30 years ago you could barely give Civil...

    20, 30 years ago you could barely give Civil Defence and Home Front items away but now it's more sought after and prices have risen. One has to assume that it is the internet that has caused the...
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    Did he survive WW1 and, if he did, hopefully he...

    Did he survive WW1 and, if he did, hopefully he wasn't too scarred, mentally or physically?

    America did make a valuable contribution to ending WW1 in victory for the allies in 1918.
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    The UK is only an air-flight away from Australia....

    The UK is only an air-flight away from Australia. Obviously it's up to you what type of accommodation you book but the cost doesn't have to be out of this world.
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    60 years to make a model.

    With all this talk of plastic model kits, it's got me wondering what the longest amount of time anyone has spent making/assembling a plastic model kit?

    I've got a kit, The Visible Man, intended...
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    One would hope that regulations didn't require it...

    One would hope that regulations didn't require it to be filled with concrete.
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    Value? Welcome to the forum. I don't think that...

    Welcome to the forum.



    I don't think that it's particularly rare, looking online.

    You could start high and come down if it doesn't sell.
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    I understood that British made Satchel Charges...

    I understood that British made Satchel Charges came in a 37 Pattern style of bag/haversack but does anyone have any images, please?
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    Is it a satchel charge or something else on the...

    Is it a satchel charge or something else on the rifleman on the left of the pic?
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    Thank-you for posting the picture links. Sadly it...

    Thank-you for posting the picture links. Sadly it would appear that they don't work.
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    You've already have the drawings here on this...

    You've already have the drawings here on this forum which should give enough information to make or get made the transit chest from scratch. DS Solutions militaria in the UK sell repro hinges and...
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    Have you ever had a motorcycle inside your house?...

    Have you ever had a motorcycle inside your house? If not perhaps you've discretely slipped in an engine or gearbox, on the sly?
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    One explanation that I once saw is that the US...

    One explanation that I once saw is that the US got them made in Japan for the Korean War because they were short of them. I think that this explanation was the dealer trying to bump up the price...
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    What about the M4 bayonets that are marked...

    What about the M4 bayonets that are marked "Japan"? There have been several explanations for these but did they ever see military use?
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    "Amphibious Landing"

    With a Ford Fiesta. Probably my most favourite Jeremy Clarkson video ever which was first shown on the BBC Top Gear program quite a few years ago.

    Beach Landing Top Gear Style - YouTube
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    About 2.42 Inventions That Changed The World ...

    About 2.42

    Inventions That Changed The World The Gun 004 - YouTube
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    Thanks for the replies, interesting. I don't know...

    Thanks for the replies, interesting. I don't know that the tractor unit is by Mack, it is just what someone has written on the envelope that the photo was in.
  17. What?????? Is it just "gate guardians", tanks...

    What?????? Is it just "gate guardians", tanks newer than a certain age or all tanks in private ownership that have to be filled with concrete , in Australia?
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    "Big American Bus"

    I have this photo of what is captioned on the back as "185 hp diesel engined, American made bus" that ran between Damascus and Bagdad. The envelope that the photo is in says that it is a Mack.

    I...
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    You might want to save the grips that you've...

    You might want to save the grips that you've taken off. I find that rough grips look best on a rough bayonet, rather than putting new looking grips on a rough looking bayonet. Sometimes a rough...
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    Hadrians Old Boys...

    Hadrians Old Boys
  21. My father was fully prepared to serve his country...

    My father was fully prepared to serve his country when he was called up in 1952 and was prepared and he expected to be sent to Korea. It's a credit to the army doctors who carried out the medicals on...
  22. T.A. & Royal Auxiliary Airforce Recruitment Literature, early 1960's

    I have these various bits of recruitment literature dating to the early 1960's, some of it dated 1962. The rates of pay are quite interesting.

    The reason that I have them is because around 10...
  23. Very interesting! A Jungle Too Far: Britain...

    Very interesting!

    A Jungle Too Far: Britain and the Vietnam War - YouTube
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    I wasn't, in any way, suggesting that they are....

    I wasn't, in any way, suggesting that they are. The point that I was implying is that they both fire 7.62 Nato. Or to put it another way 7.62 Nato was a popular caliber for military rifles at the...
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    It's surprising that the AR10 rifle wasn't used...

    It's surprising that the AR10 rifle wasn't used more widely, by more armed forces, when one considers that the FAL series of rifles was once commonly in use.
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