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  1. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    One would assume that the most sensitive material...

    One would assume that the most sensitive material would, in theory, be released after 100 years but in the real world you may be correct.
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    The testimony that I was referring to involved an...

    The testimony that I was referring to involved an incident that happened just after WW2, involving 2 Royal Navy sailors, one who joined during WW2 and one who joined just afterwards. The point that I...
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    Perhaps US sailors had to be able to swim, to...

    Perhaps US sailors had to be able to swim, to join the navy, and the US army didn't?

    I once knew a chap, no longer with us, who joined the Royal Navy just after WW2 and one of the requirements for...
  4. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    Do tell us then.

    Do tell us then.
  5. It shouldn't be that difficult to repair your...

    It shouldn't be that difficult to repair your existing band and if you can't do it your self you could ask someone with some metalworking skills.

    There are several ways that you could tackle it...
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    I don't think so because if that was true he...

    I don't think so because if that was true he would be holding the rifle with his left hand. I believe that the rifle is being held by the man to the left of the man you indicated and held with his...
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    The repro Spanish helmet badge duly arrived and...

    The repro Spanish helmet badge duly arrived and it certainly looks good on the helmet.
  8. Thread: For Scale

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    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is...

    The good thing about amphibian flying boats is that they can land on water and tarmac/concrete. This firefighting amphibian unfortunately, for whatever reason, didn't lower it's gear before...
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    Fake?! Does anyone know what part of the world this...

    Does anyone know what part of the world this "Kenedy Gentleman" is based?
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    Thanks for the all replies chaps. Are these...

    Thanks for the all replies chaps.

    Are these badges that I have something that the service person would be expected to buy as a "private purchase" because they were/are in addition to issued kit?...
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    eBay "freeze ups"

    I wondered how many other people here have instances of quietly minding your own business, browsing eBay, and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, and without warning, your whole dam computer...
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    I thought that it was based on a true storey....

    I thought that it was based on a true storey. According to Wikipedia it was "inspired" by a true storey.

    Saving Private Ryan - Wikipedia
  13. Interesting WW2 US Navy Carrier film.

    Some interesting images here.

    With regards to the commentary, please bear in mind the context of when this archive film was made, i.e. the world was in the midst of "total war".

    AIRCRAFT...
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    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot...

    A single Martini round was supposed to do a lot of damage to a person or animal at close range. One can only speculate on what damage a Bira gun could do at close range?
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    Thank-you

    Thank-you
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    Does your pair have any sort of "official...

    Does your pair have any sort of "official marking" on them such as "US Army" or a stores number or any other marking, please?
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    Thank-you for that.

    Thank-you for that.
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    Firing the Nepalese Bira Gun

    One of the TV programmes which I watch when there isn't anything else worth looking at is "Pawn Stars" and yesterday they had a Nepalese Bira gun on the programme which someone had brought into the...
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    US Badge Identification

    I have these US badges which I assume to be for "dress uniforms" and could be "private purchase" items. I wondered if I could have some help identifying exactly what each badge is for, please, and...
  20. Thread: For Scale

    by Flying10uk
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    Isn't it practical for fire fighting flying boats...

    Isn't it practical for fire fighting flying boats to operate in Australia at the moment? Are there no lakes that currently have sufficient water in for this type of aircraft to operate in Australia...
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    If you didn't pay much for them it's no big deal...

    If you didn't pay much for them it's no big deal if they are not genuine because they still look like a decent pair of boots. If you did over pay for repro boots, it's no use crying over spilt milk,...
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    I did manage to buy myself a very nice Star Wars...

    I did manage to buy myself a very nice Star Wars magazine bag off eBay last year which could imply that I am a great Star Wars enthusiast/collector. Actually I am not, I had just happened to be...
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    I just wonder if they are reproduction or "made...

    I just wonder if they are reproduction or "made in the style of" boots because they look almost new. Surely if they were genuine military issue there would be some sort of military marking or...
  24. Thread: For Scale

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    As well as the news reports referring to the...

    As well as the news reports referring to the tragic loss of life and to the loss of property in Australia there has been some detailed news reports referring to the effect of the fires on Australian...
  25. Thread: Dieppe Raid

    by Flying10uk
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    One has to remember that certain things that...

    One has to remember that certain things that happened during WW2 are still covered by the UK Official Secrets Act and those most sensitive matters will be under a 100 year classification. In theory...
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