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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm 
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New LHD Trieste at sea today

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:03 pm 
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An Italian military vehicle going backwards. Well I never!


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:17 pm 
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An Italian military vehicle going backwards. Well I never!


:D

This is the new FREMM frigate taking the sea last January

2019 looks pretty busy for the Marina

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GPy1P6_wCfo


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:52 pm 
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backrow wrote:
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An Italian military vehicle going backwards. Well I never!



At least their government Builds their Naval boats in their OWN country (whether it goes forward or backwards)


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Viet Minh leaflet giving instructions about saving U.S pilots during WW2, 1945:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:36 am 
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Jesus. My grandfather, who spent a fortunately very brief time in a Japanese pow camp had a print of that on his wall. To the best of my knowledge, it's still in my parents ' attic


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:06 am 
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Americans, eh? Always winning WWII...

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The Invention That Won World War II

Patented in 1944, the Higgins boat gave the Allies the advantage in amphibious assaults

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 am 
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LHD?

Good luck to it when it tries overtaking on Irish backroads.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:46 am 
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@HK, what's the point of that post :yawn:


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Kind of slates them for Molotov Ribbentrop, while ignoring Munich agreement doesn’t it?


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I was watching one of those Chernobyl docs on You Tube and saw this is also in the exclusion zone;

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An over the horizon radar system apparently.

It reminded me of this;

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It's a listening station from the Vietnam war in Northern Thailand. I saw it from a train heading to Nong Khai.

Apparently there have been a lot of rumours about it's current function but it's NOT a CIA black site. They proved the point by opening it up as a museum. :)

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1528890/ex-us-base-not-secret-prison


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Kind of slates them for Molotov Ribbentrop, while ignoring Munich agreement doesn’t it?


So? The US had nothing to do with Munich, and the UK didn't split Czechoslovakia with Hitler the way Stalin did Poland.


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General Tobias Smuts ... with a Krag-Jorgensen.

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I'm not sure how he got a Norwegian rifle (which was used by Norwegians, Danish, USA and some Boers), but my grandfather willed his 1897 Steyr model to my dad. It has an odd cartridge box...

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Lieutenant Frederick William Campbell, V.C.
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“For most conspicuous bravery on 15th June, 1915, during the action at Givenchy.

Lieutenant Campbell took two machine-guns over the parapet, arrived at the German first line with one gun, and maintained his position there, under very heavy rifle, machine-gun, and bomb fire, notwithstanding the fact that almost the whole of his detachment had then been killed or wounded.

When our supply of bombs had become exhausted, this Officer advanced his gun still further to an exposed position, and, by firing about 1,000 rounds, succeeded in holding back the enemy’s counter-attack.

This very gallant Officer was subsequently wounded, and has since died.”

(London Gazette, no.29272, 23 August 1915)

As he was retreating, his right thigh bone was shattered. The wound turned septic, and Campbell died in hospital in Boulogne four days later.


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Lieutenant Frederick William Campbell, V.C.
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“For most conspicuous bravery on 15th June, 1915, during the action at Givenchy.

Lieutenant Campbell took two machine-guns over the parapet, arrived at the German first line with one gun, and maintained his position there, under very heavy rifle, machine-gun, and bomb fire, notwithstanding the fact that almost the whole of his detachment had then been killed or wounded.

When our supply of bombs had become exhausted, this Officer advanced his gun still further to an exposed position, and, by firing about 1,000 rounds, succeeded in holding back the enemy’s counter-attack.

This very gallant Officer was subsequently wounded, and has since died.”

(London Gazette, no.29272, 23 August 1915)

As he was retreating, his right thigh bone was shattered. The wound turned septic, and Campbell died in hospital in Boulogne four days later.


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How the hell was he there. In 1914/15 surely they weren't enlisting 48 year olds and if he'd been regular he wouldn't be a lieutenant, unless he was promoted from the ranks very shortly beforehand.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm 
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perhaps a brevet appointment


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Goes some way to explaining it:

A Militia soldier of the 30th Wellington Rifles, Campbell served in the South African War with the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.


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Some celebs I didn’t know served...

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Rob Riggle, a reserve Lt Col, nontheless!

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I. Ron Butterfly...

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NZ, 1864. General Duncan Cameron leads the British invasion of Tauranga. After slaughtering many of the indigenous population, they clear a runway for British settlers to establish housing and commercial interests. 150+ years later, Tauranga City Council still refuse to change the street name Cameron Road which runs through Tauranga.


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Why should TCC do such a thing and deny history?


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Why should TCC do such a thing and deny history?


History or murder?


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History or murder?


Arguably both. Keep the name, bung up a memorial to those killed.


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Slight tangent, but the Air Raid that resulted in the largest death toll in WW2 was the Doolittle Raid.
Only killed maybe a hundred in Tokyo.

But, since the Bombers didn't have enough fuel to return to base, the plan was to keep flying* and bail out over China.
In retaliation the Japanese massacred the local Chinese wherever they thought pilots had been helped.
Estimated death toll 150,00 to 250,000. More than died from the two Atomic Bombs.


* Apparently one plane forced down over the Ocean and the Japanese Navy captured the pilots.
They were tied up in chains... and thrown overboard.


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koroke hangareka wrote:
Tehui wrote:
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History or murder?


Arguably both. Keep the name, bung up a memorial to those killed.


F* the name.


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* Apparently one plane forced down over the Ocean and the Japanese Navy captured the pilots.
They were tied up in chains... and thrown overboard.



Yikes! That didn't make "30 Seconds Over Tokyo"!


... speaking of, recently listened to an interview with a surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen. They were talking about Austria apologizing in the last few years for the lynching of one of the 332nd pilots that had bailed out. The vet was quick to mention, however, that many pilots - not just a black man - were lynched by angry citizens. I'd never heard of this before! :shock: (... but can understand it, as he'd just been talking not only about bombing runs but also that escorts were allowed to seek out 'targets of opportunity' on the way back when clear, and that would often probably include civilians working on/at railways, in factories, storage yards, driving trucks, etc.)

https://www.historyonthenet.com/intervi ... ry-stewart

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 549023002/


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That article is a cracker.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:40 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N487_HrwssY

For the ones interested - the new PPA Light "Thaon Di Revel" at sea last week (part of the PPA program related to multipurpose patrol ships for Italy)


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Last Sunday, my 99 year old dad was taken to Cardiff airport, where he was allowed to board the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It was the first time he had been in a Lanc. for 70 odd years he was absolutely thrilled. The man that took him, Leighton, was a volunteer from an organisation called the Project Propeller. They pick up aircrew veterans from WWII and fly them in their private planes, to a reunion, this year it was in Coventry.My father said he didn`t remember it being hard to move around in the aircraft so I rminded him it was over 70 years ago. The volunteer told me he went up the ladder like a bat out of hell and he couldn`t keep up with him.


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Is this a euphemism?


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GW - your dad looks in great nick for 99! What was his role in his Lancaster?


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