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    I keep a tank sighting telescopic sight (No59 ?)...

    I keep a tank sighting telescopic sight (No59 ?) in my case but I had to remove a sheet metal packing ring from inside the case so that it would fit.

    It was almost a perfect fit which is why I...
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    Because Cayton Bay is on the east coast of...

    Because Cayton Bay is on the east coast of England there isn't as much costal defence work undertaken as there use to be. It was decided some time ago to let the sea reclaim land in certain areas on...
  3. Shafer could be spelt Schaeffer, i.e. the...

    Shafer could be spelt Schaeffer, i.e. the spelling on the photograph may not necessarily be correct, hence nothing found on-line.
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    I think that it could be intend for one of the...

    I think that it could be intend for one of the tank/gun scopes based on the No32 rifle scope, without adjustments, but I stand to be corrected and am open to other suggestions.
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    Try googling it and you get a completely...

    Try googling it and you get a completely different type of oiler, the banjo type.
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    Interior Orange

    This colour is an almost exact match for the interior orange found on many chests. It's a "DIY type" general purpose paint. Beware of the vendors selling the red as orange on eBay. Obviously one...
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    It's tempting to make up one's own name for that...

    It's tempting to make up one's own name for that type of footwear.
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    I don't think references to milk/cups of tea etc...

    I don't think references to milk/cups of tea etc are supposed to be taken literally in relation to paint.

    I would suggest "Very Dark Drab" (Olive) which is a dark khaki colour.

    You should be...
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    A quick internet search seems to suggest that the...

    A quick internet search seems to suggest that the Russian armed forces enjoy a wide choice of boot.
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    Ovidio, as an example of how seriously we took...

    Ovidio, as an example of how seriously we took the "threat", in the UK, from Italian POWs during WW2, I know of at least one former Italian POW camp that didn't even have a fence round it. I use to...
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    Judging from what I've seen and what my parents...

    Judging from what I've seen and what my parents have said Nazism was more than a political party, it was an ideology.

    The UK's most highly sensitive secrets from WW2 will be held for 100 years and...
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    You could be right and it could be a compilation...

    You could be right and it could be a compilation of film clips in the first video. I found the clip that appeared to be on the World at War series, plus the also 2nd clip. I know that some kitchen...
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    Here are a couple of examples were the helmet...

    Here are a couple of examples were the helmet shell appears to have failed which could have been the result of the steel being over hard.
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    The U.S., Britain and their allies were fighting...

    The U.S., Britain and their allies were fighting the Nazis; it was important to try not to behave like Nazis while doing so.
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    I think that it is helmets being made in a kettle...

    I think that it is helmets being made in a kettle factory rather than out of kettles. Either way it appears labour intensive.
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    You pays your money and makes your choice. The...

    You pays your money and makes your choice. The problem is that some people want something for next to nothing.

    I didn't pay much for my unissued examples of 3rd Pattern F/S knives, one with a NSN...
  17. It is because electricity is being passed through...

    It is because electricity is being passed through water which contains hydrogen and oxygen, i.e. H2 O, 2 parts hydrogen to 1 part oxygen.

    Doing the electrolysis process outside is just being...
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    The point that I was making in post 3 is that I...

    The point that I was making in post 3 is that I know that there is a mag box to hold specifically 20 round mags of 8mm calibre, because I have such a box, but I don't know that there is one for 30...
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    Fake?! Don't give them ideas! I've had scam emails...

    Don't give them ideas!

    I've had scam emails telling me my television licence has expired. Watching television in the UK without a licence is taken very seriously and people are fined and, in...
  20. Once you have tried it a few times you realise...

    Once you have tried it a few times you realise that the electrolysis process is much more simple and straightforward than it seemed before you tried it.

    I always leave the bucket containing the...
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    I've got a Canadian made metal magazine box that...

    I've got a Canadian made metal magazine box that is smaller because it is for 20x 8mm round magazines, i.e. the magazines are shorter because they are 20rnd mags.
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    No, because they are relatively common. ...

    No, because they are relatively common.

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    I don't think you would be disappointed with an Indian 2nd...
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    WW2 German Helmet Production

    I noticed part of this clip on the "World at War series" and found it on Youtube. What is interesting is how labour intensive the manufacture of the shell is.

    How German Helmets Were Made During...
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    Are you able to tell us which of his books you...

    Are you able to tell us which of his books you looked in, please, Jim?
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    When I studied German, my German tutor who was...

    When I studied German, my German tutor who was Swiss said that if there wasn't a "German word" for something then, sometimes, a word would be borrowed from another language, such as English. I...
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