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  1. In his The Second World War series, Winston...

    In his The Second World War series, Winston Churchill's take on Kasserine Pass was that the U.S. Army was hung out to dry without tank support by the British military leadership they were working...
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    Melvin Johnson did it his own way, didn't he? ...

    Melvin Johnson did it his own way, didn't he?

    Bob
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    Thank you kindly! Bob

    Thank you kindly!


    Bob
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    Very nicely done! Bob

    Very nicely done!

    Bob
  5. You just need to make friends with a video...

    You just need to make friends with a video professional and get him to shoot it for you. They are everywhere and most are fascinated with interesting opportunities to expand their skills with their...
  6. By the way, the other locomotive involved in the...

    By the way, the other locomotive involved in the chase, the Texas, operated by Confederates to catch the General, also survived the war. In 1907 she was dontaed to the City of Atlanta and since 1927...
  7. If you let a steam engine stand there are lots of...

    If you let a steam engine stand there are lots of things that just immediately begin to decay and it has been fifty-five years since she ran. Alongside that is the issue of certification of her...
  8. FYI, the "Andrews Raid," for which Parrott was...

    FYI, the "Andrews Raid," for which Parrott was awarded the MOH, occurred in Georgia, on the rail lines between Big Shanty (Kennesaw - just northwest of Atlanta) and Ringgold, GA (18 miles south of...
  9. You British fellows picked up a nice souvenir...

    You British fellows picked up a nice souvenir while you were down there, eh?

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/04/093d4035112150a293f2fee9673014b1-1.jpg
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    Yep, that's where I read of it. Bob

    Yep, that's where I read of it.

    Bob
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    I can't forget McNamara's saga of cost control...

    I can't forget McNamara's saga of cost control with the M-16 by the use of existing powder rather than the rifle's spec and by skipping plating the chamber. Not very keen, in the long run.

    Bob
  12. I was wondering about the plane. I've traceled...

    I was wondering about the plane. I've traceled in the C-124 and the C-130 courtesy of MAC, but never the Provider.

    Bob
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    Thanks to painter777 and browningautorife. Gone....

    Thanks to painter777 and browningautorife. Gone.


    Bob
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    This looks just like the boxes the two wounded...

    This looks just like the boxes the two wounded guys are pulling around and distributing ammo from during the Battle of Roarke's Drift in the movie Zulu.


    Bob
  15. Thread: Safe Ammo

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    One of the biggest issue is the speed of the...

    One of the biggest issue is the speed of the powder burn. Modern ammo burns quicker than the original load, more quickly in fact than the Garand action can respond. What that speed is, I don't...
  16. Once you learn it with a sergeant in your face it...

    Once you learn it with a sergeant in your face it is hard to do it wrong.

    Bob
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    Captured 'em a couple of what they call...

    Captured 'em a couple of what they call Panzerfuasts. Nifty.

    Bob
  18. Much of the defenses of Midway Island before the...

    Much of the defenses of Midway Island before the battle there were cobbled up at the last minute from an admixture of units, so this isn't too much of a surprise.

    Bob
  19. Here is the LTV(A)-4: ...

    Here is the LTV(A)-4:


    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/03/1920pxLVT_28A29_in_Military_Museum_Beiji-1.jpgNotice the 37mm in the turret at the rear.



    Bob
  20. It that an LVT(A)4? Bob

    It that an LVT(A)4?


    Bob
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    In 1946 when my father mustered out of the Navy...

    In 1946 when my father mustered out of the Navy at the ripe age of twenty, his Naval station was being decommissioned as well. There were many items that simply weren't going to be reclaimed or...
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    We had a guy do a restoration and we followed it...

    We had a guy do a restoration and we followed it here on the forum. You might be able to look up his work. I remember him having to create a fair amount of fabrication. There's a fully restored,...
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    When did the molded Garands start appearing in...

    When did the molded Garands start appearing in movies?

    Bob
  24. May I suggest you post this and pics over in our...

    May I suggest you post this and pics over in our own Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum? It is the exact place on this site to ask for appraisals from forum users and might...
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    Spanish-style roof tiles. Bob

    Spanish-style roof tiles.

    Bob
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