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    Don't log on. You can't delete all of your...

    Don't log on.

    You can't delete all of your posts or there may be a "black hole" in some threads, i.e. they may not make sense because your posts have been deleted.
  2. As far as I am aware when one logs on to the...

    As far as I am aware when one logs on to the Milserps Forum, the forum doesn't suddenly have remote control over all users brains and body functions, forcing the forum member to contribute to threads...
  3. Thread: Dark Docs

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    Interesting. I would imagine that the bombs...

    Interesting. I would imagine that the bombs remained secret for a long time after WW2.

    A "stripped-out" Lancaster could carry the 22,000 lb (10 ton) Grand Slam bomb, for many years, the largest...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. It could be almost...

    Thanks for the suggestion. It could be almost anything.
  5. The purpose of a "thread" in an "on-line forum"...

    The purpose of a "thread" in an "on-line forum" is supposed to be for the mutual benefit for everyone who participates in that thread, not just the O.P., in my opinion.

    In this particular case the...
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    Seeing the image of the "Wall of Death" reminds...

    Seeing the image of the "Wall of Death" reminds me of my relative who, in the late 1930's rode on the handlebars of motorbikes performing in the "Wall of Death" and who, later, went on to become a...
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    Mystery Item, Cover No 2?

    I have this mystery metal cover of some sort that, according to the vendor, came from Latvia. I wondered if anyone could positively identify exactly what it is, please?

    Many thanks for any help...
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    Mystery Item, Cover No 1?

    I have this mystery leather cover of some sort which, according to the vendor, came from Latvia. I wondered if anyone could positively identify exactly what it is, please? Many thanks for any...
  9. Thread: Fleabay

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    I'm surprised that "SAS" wasn't included in the...

    I'm surprised that "SAS" wasn't included in the description.
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    Isle Of Man TT, 1920's photos

    I don't know if anyone is interested to see these photos taken on the Isle of Man TT races during the 1920's by my Grandfather who went a number of times during the 1920's. These images have never...
  11. Thread: Fleabay

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    The vendor would appear to have made the...

    The vendor would appear to have made the school-boy error of mistaking the substrate of the tin plated steel case for aluminium. If one was to analyse the material further by attempting to apply a...
  12. The advice came from someone who was described as...

    The advice came from someone who was described as an antique restoration expert. Obviously, people's definition of "expert" differs.
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    I only just noticed the fire engine/truck behind...

    I only just noticed the fire engine/truck behind the life boat.
  14. The advice that I heard was that when wishing to...

    The advice that I heard was that when wishing to remove an adhesive or an object stuck to another object with adhesive, one should always start with water first to see if that will soften/dissolve...
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    This image was in the same album, as that of the...

    This image was in the same album, as that of the warship, which I take to be Clacton On Sea life boat when the life boat station was located in the town and not on the end of the pier as it is today....
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    As a buyer one is reasonably well protected with...

    As a buyer one is reasonably well protected with eBay provided that one is careful to follow eBay's rules and procedures. Personally I avoid making a habit of sending items back because sellers tend...
  17. Yer, but did you follow the correct "Health and...

    Yer, but did you follow the correct "Health and Safety Protocol" of stating on your freezer door "Caution, Ear Protection Must Be Worn Before Opening Freezer Door!"
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    If it was mine I would use the Electrolysis...

    If it was mine I would use the Electrolysis method to remove the rust and you'll be amazed at how well it will clean up. I'd be inclined to leave it without a muzzle ring if it's been chopped off. To...
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    Most of the photos in the album appear to have...

    Most of the photos in the album appear to have been taken in the 1920's and one of the places that my Grandmother did like visiting during that timeframe for her holidays, with her family, was Looe...
  20. The Italians made good mess tins, even the...

    The Italians made good mess tins, even the Germans liked them because they used them as well. The canteens weren't bad too; let down a little by the covers and straps.
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    If the photo wasn't taken in the Suez Canal or on...

    If the photo wasn't taken in the Suez Canal or on the route back to London docks in 1914, from Australia, then the photo was likely taken from somewhere around the UK. As far as I am aware my...
  22. I suspect that Italy was unjustly underestimated...

    I suspect that Italy was unjustly underestimated by all sides during WW2, both Axis and Allied.
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    I do have some further images somewhere, taken...

    I do have some further images somewhere, taken from a different angle, that show the provision for 2 passengers as well as the pilot better.
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    I have managed to get a better copy. I think that...

    I have managed to get a better copy. I think that there is another ship going in the opposite direction and behind. One can also see the bank of a river or a canal in the background.

    Yes it does...
  25. HMS Queen Elizabeth was one which was later...

    HMS Queen Elizabeth was one which was later repaired I believe.

    Someone else can google it if they wish.
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