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    WW2 & WHAT IT BRINGS TO LIGHT TODAY

    In 2016, an old lady died in Ruislip, London.

    When her son was going through her effects they found this weapon along with 200 rounds and a list of people to be killed.

    Why had she kept the weapon?

    She worked at Bletchley Park during WW2 and in the event of a Germanicon invasion was to lead a resistance cell to kill collaborators.



    In her effects she also had an assassination list - and some of those who might have collaborated might still be alive! Both are now in a museum.

    Amazing but true!!
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    I've handled that Mk3 at Warminster Gil.
    The crinkle finish looked relatively new to me.

    They were suncorite (or equivalent Matt black) painted from the factory, so it begs the question, who painted it?

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    I always thought that finish was a recent thing.........well after WW2 am I wrong?
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    John,
    I always thought that finish was a recent thing.........well after WW2 am I wrong?
    I've seen crackle finish on early No32 scopes

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    hi that would be a interesting story to read

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    Never seen that factory finish on a/any Sten Gun. I would say done afterwards for reasons best known to whoever....

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    Agreed, can't say I have ever seen one like that unless tarted up in someway, and a recent thing too, I have seen a lot like that at Militaria shows!!
    Perhaps she was a frustrated armourer and decided to give it a lick of paint in case we went back to war again
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    It's an interesting story; but would be nice to see some official verification. There wasn't much threat of invasion after the Germans went into Russiaicon. Handing out weapons for resistance in the UKicon may have been viable in 1940 but would not be necessary by 1942.
    Any dates on the ammo? Or serial number on the Sten.
    Maybe I'm being a bit sceptical!

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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Thanks for posting that Gil.
    Interesting story and the finer details will probably never be known.

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