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  1. If there is more than one bend, i.e. a kink, you...

    If there is more than one bend, i.e. a kink, you may have your work cut out trying to get it straight.
  2. A Great American.

    A Great American.
  3. I had a copy of "When Dragons Flew" arrive this...

    I had a copy of "When Dragons Flew" arrive this week which I sourced off eBay but can be found on Amazon as well. Although currently out of print it is still readily available secondhand and there is...
  4. Weren't all UK airborne forces volunteers during...

    Weren't all UK airborne forces volunteers during WW2?
  5. Could you chaps list the main things that are...

    Could you chaps list the main things that are obviously wrong with this, please?
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    It's always been a complete mystery to me how the...

    It's always been a complete mystery to me how the US has managed to hold on to it's Naval base on Cuba, even when relations with Cuba were at their lowest.
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    Sadly, yes.

    Sadly, yes.
  8. The chap whose photo I posted in post 2, in order...

    The chap whose photo I posted in post 2, in order not to get shot as he swam the river, swam some of it underwater.
  9. Here's one that made it out alive after swimming...

    Here's one that made it out alive after swimming the river while the Germans were shooting at him. I've mentioned him before but the photograph has only recently come to light and was taken before he...
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    What someone else is prepared to pay.

    What someone else is prepared to pay.
  11. Yes, the US armed forces desegregated, post WW2,...

    Yes, the US armed forces desegregated, post WW2, in the 1940's, I was aware.
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    Yes, I think I may have 2.

    Yes, I think I may have 2.
  13. In 2021, the notion of having a nation's armed...

    In 2021, 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.
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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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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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