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  1. The notion of having a nation's armed forces...

    The notion of having a nation's armed forces "completely segregated" and "running in tandem", to each other, does seem totally ridiculous and impractical as well as being very inefficient in 2021.
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    The later version is made of aluminium, not...

    The later version is made of aluminium, not "nominally Maxim" but pretty much the same thing.
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    I don't think it's pre revolution because it has...

    I don't think it's pre revolution because it has ribs on the sides. Not all of these cans have the Soviet star on the sides.
  4. A Canadian veteran told me this years ago when I...

    A Canadian veteran told me this years ago when I visited Canada. He secretly photographed the Germans who were holding him captive in a POW camp, during WW2, and after the war he became a...
  5. Why not provide some basic dimensions on a sketch...

    Why not provide some basic dimensions on a sketch of what you require? It may assist in getting a response.
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    Yes, as I understand it the aircraft that crashed...

    Yes, as I understand it the aircraft that crashed at Clacton in 1940 was carrying 2 mines but, amazingly, the 2nd mine didn't explode, even though the one next to it did. Just imagine the damage that...
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    The press love to get hold of stories like this...

    The press love to get hold of stories like this but they don't always get all their facts right. It may not have even been a UK spec deactivation? Who knows?
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    That is my understanding for a magnetic mine, as...

    That is my understanding for a magnetic mine, as used by the Germans in WW2.

    The films on this thread below, that I started a couple of years ago, illustrate the power and the damage that one...
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    The Nazis had a range of new weapons at various...

    The Nazis had a range of new weapons at various stages of development when the war ended. One example was the "flying wing" and a prototype ended up in America post 1945. Another example was a poison...
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    In other words it could be what may possibly...

    In other words it could be what may possibly happen outside of Afghanistan as a result of the Taliban takeover that may cause the "West" problems.

    The Taliban may decide to turn Afghanistan into...
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    In WW1 images you often see just 2 men carrying a...

    In WW1 images you often see just 2 men carrying a stretcher.
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    The good thing about eBay is that it is quite...

    The good thing about eBay is that it is quite easy for "the buyer" to get their money back, if they are not happy with their purchase, but don't expect the vendor to be overly pleased. Always keep...
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    Carrying another human being on a stretcher can...

    Carrying another human being on a stretcher can be unbelievably heavy, depending on the size of the person on the stretcher.
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    The French Adrian helmet is very comfortable, for...

    The French Adrian helmet is very comfortable, for a steel helmet.
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    Some of Hitler's "new wonder weapons", that were...

    Some of Hitler's "new wonder weapons", that were in the pipeline, could have won WW2 for him if WW2 had lasted for a year or two longer. If D-Day had failed which it could easily have done in it's...
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    It is all the "other terrorist groups and hangers...

    It is all the "other terrorist groups and hangers on" that flock to Afghanistan, if they are not already there that will be the problem to the outside world. The welfare, rights and wellbeing of the...
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    Ref 3rd pic; The German abréviation for "number" is "Nr." (nummer) not No.. You can see this, Nr., on the pic on Jim's first link.
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    We evacuated around 330,000 British and allied...

    We evacuated around 330,000 British and allied personnel off the beaches of Dunkirk yet it was still a military disaster and some effort was made to destroy at least some of the equipment left behind...
  19. The video is good too. Virtual Tour (updated)...

    The video is good too.

    Virtual Tour (updated) - National Museum of Military Vehicles - YouTube
  20. I wonder if the lead that has corroded has...

    I wonder if the lead that has corroded has impurities in it that has caused it to corrode more than the other examples? As I understand it lead that is mined out of the ground can have other metals...
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    If everything that people nowadays describe as...

    If everything that people nowadays describe as WW1 "trench art" had actually been produced in the trenches I have my doubts that there would have been much time left over for fighting.
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    Perhaps he thought that with more of his head...

    Perhaps he thought that with more of his head covered by the helmet, without the liner, it offered greater protection.
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    Home Guard Humour

    I was looking through a little booklet titled "Home Guard Humour" which i assume to have belonged my grandfather because he served in the home guard during WW2. Apparently original copies like mine...
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    I do wonder if the Kriegsmarine were suspicious...

    I do wonder if the Kriegsmarine were suspicious that the Enigma had been cracked because there is no other explanation to converting to the 4 rotor Enigma machine that they did mid-war. I do think...
  25. Soldered together with lead solder no-doubt, so...

    Soldered together with lead solder no-doubt, so one gets a little lead poisoning when having a swig of water.
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