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    RE: Malaria -- One needs to remember that there...

    RE: Malaria -- One needs to remember that there were also African troops serving with the British and French forces. Much of the ANZAC in 1916 had just come from Egypt, Gallipoli, and Palestine as...
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    Correction: '214 sent home due to wounds or...

    Correction: '214 sent home due to wounds or disease!'

    Remember too, that this was decades before the discovery of penicillin. Antibiotics had not been discovered. Back then, diseases such as...
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    Dust blown up by the muzzle blast and gas from...

    Dust blown up by the muzzle blast and gas from the gas piston is my guess.
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    "bad boys caught by the Po-Po." AKA "young...

    "bad boys caught by the Po-Po." AKA "young offenders" soon on their way to "the cage" with their oldie 'buddies'.
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    Flail tank clearing a minefield path?

    Flail tank clearing a minefield path?
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    Wehrmacht -- Army. The breast insignia is the...

    Wehrmacht -- Army. The breast insignia is the tell tale. He looks like an old senior NCO (possibly a conscripted WWI 'retread') who is happy to be out of the shooting war and gladly offering Intel...
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    Chicken feed, or any animal food for that matter,...

    Chicken feed, or any animal food for that matter, will attract rats and mice. A long term problem with chicken feed is that I can grow and produce new food sources for rodents and other foragers. ...
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    The letters that appear to be 'RAS' could...

    The letters that appear to be 'RAS' could possibly be a 'RHS' if the top of what appears to be an 'A' is not connected.
  9. Worse than that was the Hmong CIDGs hired by US 5...

    Worse than that was the Hmong CIDGs hired by US 5 SFG with the M14s they were issued. The butt plates were mere inches off the ground when the slung them over their shoulders.
  10. We found that the 20 rd. mags fit into the 5.56...

    We found that the 20 rd. mags fit into the 5.56 bandolier pockets. We then cut the strap at mid-point and tied them as a belt around out waists under our regular webbing. This padded the webbing...
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    It could be Panama.

    It could be Panama.
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    Nice hunting rifles. Starlight scoped and...

    Nice hunting rifles. Starlight scoped and suppressed.
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    Everything in that picture says sunny South Viet...

    Everything in that picture says sunny South Viet Nam. ROK Army or ROK Marines. Both were there.
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    We will all end up in Toe Tag City sooner or...

    We will all end up in Toe Tag City sooner or later. I just prefer later -- a lot later -- than sooner.
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    There's a high probability that Agent Orange is...

    There's a high probability that Agent Orange is the cause of the Melanoma I'm currently dealing with. Side effects from the cancer meds nearly (literally) killed me in June.

    I did three tours. I...
  16. Poitiers is a place name. It looks like a...

    Poitiers is a place name.

    It looks like a sight adjustment tool, but that is just a guess. Are there any screws or parts that turn that have two holes in them on your rifle?
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    1968, I killed a bamboo viper that crawled...

    1968, I killed a bamboo viper that crawled between my feet whilst wearing Ho Chi Minh sandals (a story for another time). A mate killed a cobra with a full auto M16 burst feet from a Sigs Captain...
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    it was banned from my house after it kicked off...

    it was banned from my house after it kicked off an asthma attack for my wife.
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    Usually use and cleaning will smooth out new...

    Usually use and cleaning will smooth out new Parkerising over time. I wouldn't do anything 'aggressive' to it.
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    The finish is aftermarket. They were usually...

    The finish is aftermarket. They were usually blued.

    Nice pistol BTW.
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    A mate from work back in the day in Oz, Patrick...

    A mate from work back in the day in Oz, Patrick 'Spuds' Murphy, ex-SBS, was one of the mob that did those raids. He was later captured by the Chinese during the retreat for Chosen when he and other...
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    I've read one or two of his books decades ago. ...

    I've read one or two of his books decades ago. The one I remember involved a mystery aboard a flying boat in the days just before WWII.
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    the nickel plating is aftermarket. The 'T'...

    the nickel plating is aftermarket. The 'T' series BHPs are considered by collectors as the best made and the nicest shooting BHPs.
  24. Hermes = civilian aircraft, Hastings = RAF...

    Hermes = civilian aircraft, Hastings = RAF aircraft per: Handley Page Hastings - Wikipedia
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    Tah Gil. I'm pretty sure Simba is the one. It was a drama I saw, and not a documentary. Bl**dy impressive for a pre-teen who wanted to become a soldier!
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