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    If I tried to install one where I live now, as...

    If I tried to install one where I live now, as per the official instructions i.e. sunk into the ground to the specified depth, it would be at least half full of water for a good part of the year....
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    The book "Beaulieu: The Finishing School For...

    The book "Beaulieu: The Finishing School For Secret Agents" by Cyril Cunningham (Pen & Sword books) is very interesting and gives detailed information on the use of the Beaulieu estate by SOE and...
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    What annoyed me was that when an elderly relative...

    What annoyed me was that when an elderly relative recently answered one of these calls at my home, she was told that if she didn't do what she was told, immediately, the police were going to arrive,...
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    The medals may be what you say, Gil, but the ATS...

    The medals may be what you say, Gil, but the ATS uniform was normally used as a "cover" for female SOE agents, meaning that the ladies weren't actually doing what was normally associated with ATS...
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    My understanding from my mother is that the main...

    My understanding from my mother is that the main problem with these shelters was that of the cold and the dampness in the winter. The dampness was mainly caused because the shelter had to be "sunk"...
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    Perhaps he would be kind enough to tell us if he...

    Perhaps he would be kind enough to tell us if he does.



    He has already stated that both ladies were part of the resistance and I am assuming that he was referring to the French resistance, not...
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    In my household we answer the phone if it rings...

    In my household we answer the phone if it rings and someone is in; we don't automatically expect a scammer on the other end.
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    Anderson Shelters

    I felt that I had to share this video with fellow forum members of the Anderson Air Raid Shelter.

    My mother's parents did decide to take up the government's offer and had one of these shelters...
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    Phone "Internet" scam

    I wondered how many others have recently been getting "scam" phone calls, sometimes pre-recorded, claiming that there is a problem with your internet and urgent action is needed to be taken otherwise...
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    It must have produced a spectacular bruise to his...

    It must have produced a spectacular bruise to his shoulder.

    One of the stories that my late grandmother use tell occasionally was the time, around the time of WW1, when her brother decided to...
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    Suggesting that they were both in the SOE because...

    Suggesting that they were both in the SOE because they are seen in ATS uniforms, in the photo, which was sometimes used as a "cover" for SOE agents while in the UK.
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    Isn't that a French naval/marine cap badge that...

    Isn't that a French naval/marine cap badge that the chap is wearing, in the middle?

    I would have thought that both ladies would have been badly wanted by SOE because they were natural French...
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    What would be an alternative to Uzi," *z* "?

    What would be an alternative to Uzi," *z* "?
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    Good evening/morning, WAussie, and welcome.

    Good evening/morning, WAussie, and welcome.
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    Just trying to understand their thinking is...

    Just trying to understand their thinking is difficult at times.

    The other item that was taken down a while ago, from the same site, was my "Victory Bell" because they said it was "Nazi related"...
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    Welcome to the Forum. What size is that muzzle...

    Welcome to the Forum.

    What size is that muzzle ring hole, please? I wonder if it's been made to fit something else because my 2 type 30 bayonet examples don't have that catch in the cross piece?...
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    I don't believe it!

    A well known internet auction site remove wooden butt stock listing because it doesn't "comply" with their firearms policy. Apparently listing of rifle butts is not currently permitted (except for...
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    Beware of "Work Hardening" of the brass. Failure...

    Beware of "Work Hardening" of the brass. Failure to do so may result in a fracture/breakage of the brass. Some grades of brass will "Work Harden" more easily than others.

    Sometimes things are best...
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    The MK1 butt is actually smaller than the MK2...

    The MK1 butt is actually smaller than the MK2 butt which does make me wonder if anyone has ever tried converting a MK2 butt into a MK1 butt? It may be a time consuming and difficult job but I do...
  20. If supposing that the rifle seen here (OP) was...

    If supposing that the rifle seen here (OP) was indeed hit by enemy fire, would fire from a standard infantry rifle, fired at some distance away, do this much damage to an opponent's rifle barrel. A...
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    I've not seen one like this before but there does seem to be several similar ones online. I would say that the age of this particular example as "questionable".

    ---------- Post added at 01:04 AM...
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    German Helmets

    A useful guide to German helmets.
    TUTORIAL ON GERMAN WW1 WW2 HELMET DEVELOPMENTS | REGIMENTALS - YouTube
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    I was responding specifically and directly to...

    I was responding specifically and directly to Jim's post.

    It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that the OP doesn't currently have the knowledge/facilities to make the screw himself and that...
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    The point that I was trying to make was that if 2...

    The point that I was trying to make was that if 2 (or more) were purchased, it may not necessarily mean twice the postage.
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    Buying more than one of an item can sometimes...

    Buying more than one of an item can sometimes make the shipping charge more palatable.

    On this occasion we don't currently know how good the quality of the stock set is.
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