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WW2 Unearthed

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    Did anyone watch this on Sunday ? Looks a good series

    If you missed it watch it here:
    BBC iPlayer - World War II Unearthed

    Nick

    'Dan Snow reveals the role Northern Ireland played in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War, and how excavations in Italy illustrate Northern Irish soldiers' experiences on the battlegrounds of Europe. Plus, divers explore sunken U-boats and a wartime Spitfire is dredged from an Irish bog.'
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Morning Nick I watched two episodes last night it was on the History channel here in Canada .
    The spit fire they recovered from the peat was very cool and much of it was still intact ie.. Browning machine guns they even went as far as to clean one up and bring it to the range and remote fire a belt of ammo through it.
    All and all a very good program I hope it continues and the do some relic hunting on the continent

    Regards Mark K
    Last edited by Mark K; 07-17-2012 at 04:57 PM. Reason: fix text

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    Yes Mark, it was amazing to see the Brownings fire after 70 years in a bog !

    Great to see Churchill tank too !

    How sad that 160 captured U Boats were used as target practice and sunk

    Fascinating that RAF and Luftwaffe internees in Ireland roamed the local town together !!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    The other fact I found quite interesting was that there were a fair amount of marriages between local woman from the town and the prisoners one being held right in the camp. It was amazing that the pilots flight helmet as well as a portion of that instruction manual were so well preserved .

    Regards Mark K

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    Yeah good series called "dig ww2" in canada.
    Still nothing beats greatest tank battles :-)
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    I just wish they would make some new episodes of greatest tank battles as I have seen them all now awsome series though.

    Regards Mark K

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    Quote by kozowy1967 View Post
    The other fact I found quite interesting was that there were a fair amount of marriages between local woman from the town and the prisoners one being held right in the camp. It was amazing that the pilots flight helmet as well as a portion of that instruction manual were so well preserved .

    Regards Mark K
    Yes, its incredible, a delight to see

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I watched the whole series on BBC iplayer a few weeks back . All very good.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Aww, the BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Quote by Collectorww2 View Post
    Aww, the BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK
    Shame

    Try and catch it somewhere else Vegar, it is worth it !

    Nick

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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