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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Maurice, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. Maurice

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    Early days of the worlds premier Special Forces unit. Maurice ( The Brit. )
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    If only these guys could see what the special forces have available to them in todays military..
     
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    Are those The French "Maxim" Machine Guns ??????? Just Wondering. Joe joe90t
     
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    Always wondered why somebody didn't make a version of the camel-jockey headgear with a bill on it.
     
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    Alvales, yes they are the SAS in North Africa 1943, They were formed in July 1941 and worked behind German lines with the Long Range Desert Group.Joe90T I believe they are Mark 111** Lewis Machine Guns, as far as I can determine. Maurice ( The Brit. )
     
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    Maurice, look at all the fuel they carry, can you imagine how puckered your a$$ would be if you came under enemy fire? The people in WWII men and woman were people with the "bark" on them. Fighting for one hell of a cause, agaisn't evil (as always) Hitler and sometimes fighting with a small chance of surviving. As they were labeled, "The greatest generation" that would be very hard to argue with. As Louis Lamoure said numerous times, People to ride the river with. Neat picture. Scott
     
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    Maurice the Britt, you know what the best 2 things to ever come out of Briton?? Margret Thatcher and the 13 colonies, aka The good ol USA, no disrespect intended, just good nature bantering. Scott
     
  9. Maurice

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    Scott,good nature bantering accepted but you forget Churchill. Maurice ( The Brit. )
     
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    blues, at Cardinal Center too!!
     
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    sooo Brit, where did all those WW II weapons supplied to Great Britain for their defense after Dunkirk come from???
     
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    Scott, what about those that for the US Japanese Campaign. That was WW11 also. Don't think they were a pushover!
     
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    Beard and parachutist badge, bad as Hell!!
     
  14. Scott Johnson

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    Maurice, I stand corrected, and humbly apologize for ever forgetting one of the greatest leaders from England since King Arthur. Churchill had his famous V for victory, he alone stood as England's savior and lead those Brits though a terrible time, a true stalwart solid man, a giant in history. And to their discredit, if memory serves me correctly, the English people voted him out after WWII, am I right on that Maurice? You Brits had had some game warriors over time. Where do you think us Yanks got some of our game? And thank you for posting the photo, its always good to remember where we came from and what was sacrificed to be where we are today, cherrio sir, bloody well good job. Scott
     
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    Maxin guns were not French
     
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    Yeppers, they look like Lewis guns.

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    BigM-Perazzi, what is wrong my friend, have you got your knickers in a twist again? Those Lewis Mark 111** seen in the photo were manufactured by BSA in the UK. Remember my friend the US did not supply the Spitfires, Hurricanes, Typhoons,Lancaster's, Whitley and Wellington bombers, Lee Enfield rifles, Bren Light machine guns and Vickers heavy machine guns You did supply a tremendous amount of war material and the Brits were and are very thankful for your support and help. Do you always have to belittle the Brits? Maurice ( The Brit. )
     
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    If the Brits didn't hold out alone and give the U.S. a chance to prepare for what was coming-western civilization would have ended and I would not be alive today.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    England was the last strong hold of western civilization, and at the time the USA was trying to be a pacifist
    country, sitting on their hands. Sure we were sending war material and a few pilots to England, but if the Japanese did not bomb pearl harbor, who knows how long we would have been spectators. Hitler came very close, but anyone can tell you good always triumphs over evil, even when it looks like it is impossible. Its providence from above, evil never thinks of that. Scott
     
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