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    Yes by 1941 any idea of a "peace deal" with...

    Yes by 1941 any idea of a "peace deal" with Hitler was considered a joke by just about everyone.
  2. Look to see if any have a Nato Stock Number, a 13...

    Look to see if any have a Nato Stock Number, a 13 digit number. If the 2nd block of 2 numbers is 12 it is West German military, prior to German unification, or if it was made after unification just...
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    For firing canisters of smoke for when one drives...

    For firing canisters of smoke for when one drives into a "spot of bother"; in order to extricate ones self under the cover of smoke.
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    Amusing 1941 Cartoon

    While sorting through some things I found this 1941 dated paper cutting of a wartime cartoon. I thought it very amusing, funny in 1941 and still funny today. Look at how the sun has been drawn to...
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    When there was more Abbot 105mm Self Propelled...

    When there was more Abbot 105mm Self Propelled Guns around in the UK many people insisted on calling them "Tanks", in a very irritating manner, just because they had a gun and a turret. It was a...
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    Make a complaint to eBay under...

    Make a complaint to eBay under misleading/incorrect description. They are not Tanks.

    If you want a Tank you won't go far wrong with a Challenger 2 MBT, should the UK decide to sell any off.
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    There was a documentary on a few days ago about...

    There was a documentary on a few days ago about WW1 female factory/munition workers. At one munition factory in the UK, during WW1, there was an explosion and a number of female workers were,...
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    Seeing this photo reminds of the piano that we...

    Seeing this photo reminds of the piano that we use to have in the 1970's which was just like the one pictured, minus the candlesticks. I remember the time that the TV repair man paid us a visit which...
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    These photos are believed to be from the same...

    These photos are believed to be from the same source as the uniform and are believed to be Malaya.
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    I use this make of leather dye but mainly on wood...

    I use this make of leather dye but mainly on wood and I only use the alcohol based version of it.

    Fiebing Bags
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    I remember in the 1970's we had a headmaster who...

    I remember in the 1970's we had a headmaster who thought that he could "reintroduce" it back into school but, unfortunately, it didn't go too well. After being use to writing with biros and then...
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    1950's Jungle Green Uniform - Malaya

    This British Jungle Green uniform was well used in Malaya in the period 1957 - 59 by a National Serviceman who was a R.E.M.E. officer attached to the 13th/18th Hussars. Notice the Gurkha flashes on...
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    There are a lot about in the UK but the rarer,...

    There are a lot about in the UK but the rarer, early, examples have wire fittings on the back so that they are able to fit to 58 Pattern belts and are green.
  14. Value? Would the Germans not have had stamped the flag...

    Would the Germans not have had stamped the flag with "Niederlande" rather than "Holland"?
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    WW1 War Grave and Locket

    While searching for my grandfather's WW2 Home Guard service certificate which I haven't found yet, I found a couple of old photos, one of which I have been looking for, on and off, for at least 25...
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    If it's been "miss-delivered" I think that they...

    If it's been "miss-delivered" I think that they can tell where because the "zapper thing" that the delivery person has, if it's anything like the UK, has GPS, or so I was led to believe.
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    I do not believe that there are many people here...

    I do not believe that there are many people here that read or understand Japanese, unfortunately, and so it is probably worth posting pictures of the whole sword.

    It could be a lot older than WW2...
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    Nowadays people have a heat attack if they see an...

    Nowadays people have a heat attack if they see an airgun.
  19. Thread: Lanyard

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    Lanyard

    Is anyone able to identify this lanyard, please? It may not necessarily be military? Many thanks for any information.
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    "Surprise Photograph" 1928

    I recently came across this photograph, taken in 1928, and a note with the background story on how it came to be taken which I had completely forgotten about until rediscovering the photo.

    What...
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    Looking at and studying the photo, I would assume...

    Looking at and studying the photo, I would assume that the mines have been "wired up together" so that if one goes off they all go off.
  22. Thread: WWII ladle

    by Flying10uk
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    A portion of porridge to a Scotsman with a...

    A portion of porridge to a Scotsman with a healthy appetite.
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    It's hard to see why there has been so many...

    It's hard to see why there has been so many alleged problems with AJAX when the vehicle is apparently based on a design already in service with Spain and Austria.
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    What if the UK decides to adopt the new...

    What if the UK decides to adopt the new ammunition but not the rifle? How easy will it be for the UK to get it's SA80's converted? One can envisage the UK taking this sort of approach to "save money"...
  25. If Ukraine had been a member of NATO prior to...

    If Ukraine had been a member of NATO prior to February of this year I do not believe that it would have made any difference in stopping President Putin invading. If Russia were to be successful in...
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