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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:04 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:57 am 
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An SE5a fighter scout, serial no. C9539, of C Flight, No. 2 Australian Squadron, involved in an accident at Savy Aerodrome, Pas de Calais region, France, during the German offensive.


looks like Nols or Tae has flown this


Nah - that is an Aussie plane - Towny perhaps?


So far as it matters here, the aircraft was flown by the ace Capt HG Forrest (and probably others, but his log book records it for several of his victories. No idea who pranged it, the 2AFC history doesn't mention it and the only further info is that it was removed from service (worn out) on 26/6/18 after 137 hours over the lines

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What percentage of Yugoslavian forces would read English?


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Bloody hellfire :lol:


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What percentage of Yugoslavian forces would read English?


According to a Danish Colonel I once got drunk with, thery were all too hammered to read Serbo-Croat, never mind English.


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You'd probably work up a fierce thirst when massacring men and boys up in the mountains and burying them in mass graves.


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Just so many questions about this pic, but firstly I got to ask how they managed to stay so clean in that environment?


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Just so many questions about this pic, but firstly I got to ask how they managed to stay so clean in that environment?

Either a RIP, error by whoever colourised (is that a word? Feels like I made it up) it or the head shed made the clean up for the photo.


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Just so many questions about this pic, but firstly I got to ask how they managed to stay so clean in that environment?

Either a RIP, error by whoever colourised (is that a word? Feels like I made it up) it or the head shed made the clean up for the photo.

Look at their boots. There'd be clumps of mud hanging off them


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Fancy your training barracks being two old warships?

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The least effective propaganda effort of all time?

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https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOm9aTGI236g6W4McC18XwEsaP-IEjv4N_hu6ES

Cant get photo to post but if you click the link.

Photo is of my Grandfathers Scout Band from 1912, I always look at that photo and wonder how many survived the war.

https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipO5aB77qDdAcqCc0yfup7EgCRFAfxXMRh0KXvim
My Great Grandfathers nephew, Who joined the RFC and died 101 years ago tomorrow

Hope photos are viewable, not sure how Google photos work.


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^^^ didn't work for me ... :(

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Is that from the Iran-Iraq war?


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Apparently chunks of Manfred von Richthofen's plane ... I was reminded that he managed to bring the plane down reasonably intact and died then. Shame that souvenir hunters tore it apart.

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I see that there's an exhibit of this event in New Zealand. In addition to bits of the plane's canvas, it appears a couple of blokes are stripping the Baron of his boots. :?

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Can't say I've heard of this bloke before ... as a redditor said: He really must have hated communists! Served the Finnish and German armies against the Russians and the US against the Vietnamese.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni


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You may be surprised by the amount of SS & Wehrmacht in general who at wars end for differing reasons were recruited by “allied” military. My father fought under Kurt Meyer 12.SS Panzer. By 1946 was a member of Royal West Kent's (British Army) sent to Malay conflict, Korea, Israel, Gaza, Greece etc. Early mid 1960s joined Royal Australian Air force stationed Vietnam as adviser and all the while with other Germans. Committed atrocities in all three uniforms for three governments. That is just life.


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Can't say I've heard of this bloke before ... as a redditor said: He really must have hated communists! Served the Finnish and German armies against the Russians and the US against the Vietnamese.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni


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You may be surprised by the amount of SS & Wehrmacht in general who at wars end for differing reasons were recruited by “allied” military. My father fought under Kurt Meyer 12.SS Panzer. By 1946 was a member of Royal West Kent's (British Army) sent to Malay conflict, Korea, Israel, Gaza, Greece etc. Early mid 1960s joined Royal Australian Air force stationed Vietnam as adviser and all the while with other Germans. Committed atrocities in all three uniforms for three governments. That is just life.



I thought he was more well known than that.

Loads of ex German SS joined the Foreign Legion and faught in indochina


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I'd heard about some who joined the Foreign Legion, and while it doesn't surprise me that some joined the US (read that Special Forces types were often foreigners due to language skills and previous military experience), I guess I just hadn't heard about any individuals.


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Cold War Soviet propaganda. Title is: American caring. The caption says "one more military base and you will be completely safe."

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Soldiers of the Eight Nation Alliance against the Boxer Rebellion. From L to R: UK, US, Russian, Indian, German, French, Austro-Hungarian, Italian, Japanese.

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A print with their naval ensigns...

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7 nations, can't count India.


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7 nations, can't count India.


Whoops, apparently I can't count! Nine soldiers in the pic :blush:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance


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All a bunch of wankers anyway.


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Wtf is the Italian wearing on his head?


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Wtf is the Italian wearing on his head?


He is a Bersaglieri, Italian elite light troops (which is not the oxymoron some would have you believe). As well as being fast movement troops, they were also sharpshooters and the headdresses was used as a form of early camouflage before becoming stylised. Although now mechanised, they still use the feathers and fast pace ceremonially.

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A Cock-Aid? (black capercaillie feathers, worn by Bersaglieri...)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bersaglieri


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Bloody hellfire :lol:


I'm fairly sure I can recall reading about this happening to.s US Congressman in an F14 back.in the day. "Uncommanded ejections" seem to happen more frequently than average when the back-seater is a politician


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