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    Caught 'em on a smoke break. Bob

    Caught 'em on a smoke break.


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    Why no tin pot on the far guy? Bob

    Why no tin pot on the far guy?


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    At least Broadway. Bob

    At least Broadway.


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    Turning the enemy's weapon on him. Bob

    Turning the enemy's weapon on him.


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    I notice that it is in line with the muzzle. I...

    I notice that it is in line with the muzzle. I wonder whether it is a dry day and the shock wave from the muzzle is kicking up a cloud of dust?


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    Indeed - 10x365... Lot's of pics. Bob

    Indeed - 10x365... Lot's of pics.


    Bob
  7. I copied the picture link and looked at it in...

    I copied the picture link and looked at it in another tab.


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    I see it on Firefox. Bob

    I see it on Firefox.


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    Obviously they had their own manual of arms. ...

    Obviously they had their own manual of arms.


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  10. Lefty, no less. Bob

    Lefty, no less.




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    I see the sticks and ammo box but where is the...

    I see the sticks and ammo box but where is the MG? Weren't these three-man crews?


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    That was back when a rounder could always go into...

    That was back when a rounder could always go into the Marines or Army to escapejail. The service often squared them away. These days a record can disqualify you for enlistment.



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    Yea, he was 1942 issue USMC and they...

    Yea, he was 1942 issue USMC and they traditionally got old issue.


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    Clean uniforms. Bob

    Clean uniforms.


    Bob
  15. In the Pacific, so many of the guys contracted...

    In the Pacific, so many of the guys contracted the various diseases that made it impossible to keep weight on.


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    Closed as we slide into the abyss. :madsmile: ...

    Closed as we slide into the abyss. :madsmile:



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  17. It does indeed. Bob

    It does indeed.


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    My comment about the Mig 25 was not meant to...

    My comment about the Mig 25 was not meant to denigrate the Mig 25 but to ask the forum to compare the PR jobs done on that technology to this current situation. The Mig 25 was actually an excellent...
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    Mig-25 all over again? Bob

    Mig-25 all over again?


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  20. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    There was a childrens' book club fiction/fact...

    There was a childrens' book club fiction/fact book, I think called The Radar Raid that told the story through the eyes of a French boy that helps the Commandos plan the raid. I can't find it these...
  21. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    I read about the Bruneval Raid when I was a child...

    I read about the Bruneval Raid when I was a child in the '70s. I had thought it was later in the war but it is good to get the date info now as an adult.


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  22. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    I'm currently reading Churchill's The Second...

    I'm currently reading Churchill's The Second World War in six volumes. It is June 1940, Britain is on its heels and back on their own island, and Churchill is setting the tone for prosecution of the...
  23. These are the rifles the mobile armories would...

    These are the rifles the mobile armories would have reconditioned and sent back into action, as written about by Ernie Pile.


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  24. There were eleven major riots that year in the...

    There were eleven major riots that year in the U.S. Many destroyed communities that have never recovered, such as Plainfield, NJ.


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  25. Thread: Glider Film

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    What strikes me about it is how ungainly the...

    What strikes me about it is how ungainly the gliders were, despite the fact that the land field was just about perfect. It's amazing that they had as decent a record as they had! Think about the...
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