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  1. I did have one that was externally similar but...

    I did have one that was externally similar but different inside which I eventually broke up and reused the wood. It also had similar end handles and markings and I think that mine may have been East...
  2. First photo almost looks like it was shot in a...

    First photo almost looks like it was shot in a studio it is so clear.
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    Normally I would assume this to be an alloy of...

    Normally I would assume this to be an alloy of tin and lead and that alloy could be an alloy consisting mainly of tin or mainly of lead or anywhere between the two. Nowadays in the UK and I assume...
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    Looks to me like a woman who has just handed out...

    Looks to me like a woman who has just handed out food to a line of sitting men.

    Any other "interpretations" of the image?
  5. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    Somewhere I do still have some of the bomb...

    Somewhere I do still have some of the bomb splinters that were pulled out of one of the craters from one of the bombs that nearly killed my father and other family members in November 1940. I will...
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    Are you sure that the marking on the right isn't...

    Are you sure that the marking on the right isn't some sort of maker's mark or even all 3 markings, maker marks?
  7. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    I'm of the opinion that after 100 years it's time...

    I'm of the opinion that after 100 years it's time to let any remaining secrets into the public domain. We all have a fairly good idea of the sorts of things that may have been kept secret for 100...
  8. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    One would assume that the most sensitive material...

    One would assume that the most sensitive material would, in theory, be released after 100 years but in the real world you may be correct.
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    The testimony that I was referring to involved an...

    The testimony that I was referring to involved an incident that happened just after WW2, involving 2 Royal Navy sailors, one who joined during WW2 and one who joined just afterwards. The point that I...
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    Perhaps US sailors had to be able to swim, to...

    Perhaps US sailors had to be able to swim, to join the navy, and the US army didn't?

    I once knew a chap, no longer with us, who joined the Royal Navy just after WW2 and one of the requirements for...
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    Do tell us then.

    Do tell us then.
  12. It shouldn't be that difficult to repair your...

    It shouldn't be that difficult to repair your existing band and if you can't do it your self you could ask someone with some metalworking skills.

    There are several ways that you could tackle it...
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    I don't think so because if that was true he...

    I don't think so because if that was true he would be holding the rifle with his left hand. I believe that the rifle is being held by the man to the left of the man you indicated and held with his...
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    The repro Spanish helmet badge duly arrived and...

    The repro Spanish helmet badge duly arrived and it certainly looks good on the helmet.
  15. Thread: For Scale

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    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is...

    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is that they can land on water and tarmac/concrete. This firefighting amphibian unfortunately, for whatever reason, didn't lower it's gear before...
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    Fake?! Does anyone know what part of the world this...

    Does anyone know what part of the world this "Kenedy Gentleman" is based?
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    Thanks for the all replies chaps. Are these...

    Thanks for the all replies chaps.

    Are these badges that I have something that the service person would be expected to buy as a "private purchase" because they were/are in addition to issued kit?...
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    eBay "freeze ups"

    I wondered how many other people here have instances of quietly minding your own business, browsing eBay, and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, and without warning, your whole dam computer...
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    I thought that it was based on a true storey....

    I thought that it was based on a true storey. According to Wikipedia it was "inspired" by a true storey.

    Saving Private Ryan - Wikipedia
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    Interesting WW2 US Navy Carrier film.

    Some interesting images here.

    With regards to the commentary, please bear in mind the context of when this archive film was made, i.e. the world was in the midst of "total war".

    AIRCRAFT...
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    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot...

    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot of damage to a person or animal at close range. One can only speculate on what damage a Bira gun could do at close range?
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    Thank-you

    Thank-you
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    Does your pair have any sort of "official...

    Does your pair have any sort of "official marking" on them such as "US Army" or a stores number or any other marking, please?
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    Thank-you for that.

    Thank-you for that.
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    Firing the Nepalese Bira Gun

    One of the TV programmes which I watch when there isn't anything else worth looking at is "Pawn Stars" and yesterday they had a Nepalese Bira gun on the programme which someone had brought into the...
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