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Amazing paperwork collection

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    HI all

    Well, I today received a package from a gentleman I met through a metal detecting forum. His father had recently passed on and, when sorting through his personal belongings, he came across a stack of paperwork, just as it was about to be thrown in the bin !!!! He knew about the work both myself and the RRPG do to preserve WW2 relics, and I couldn't believe it when he said that the paperwork was from his fathers service as an ammunition storeman during WW2, AND that he wanted it to go to a good home...........mine.

    Gobsmacked.

    When I opened the package I was gobsmacked again. It contained all the typed lecture notes from the training his father had been through to be an Ammo Storeman. Everything from small arms ammo to artillery shels, gaines, fuses, detonators, grenades......EVERYTHING was in these notes. Not only that, but it also contained drawings of EVERYTHING !! Almost 500 pages of typed notes on ammo. Amazing.

    And what is more amazing was that there were even his fathers original hand written exercise books from 1943 !!!! These contained hand drawn pictures of ammo, notes on its use, storage, transport.....EVERYTHING.

    You can probably tell I am a little excited.

    Oh, and three original small arms pamphlets as well

    Here we go. LOTS of pictures to share.

    The exercise books first and pamphlets. Next post will be the typed lecture notes

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    And now the typed stuff.

    These are amazing, giving detail on how everything works and what every single marking means, not only on the cartridges and shells, but also the packing crates and boxes !! There are even notes on German ammo ! Most of it is on pages slightly longer than A4, but a few bits are on A3 and in colour.

    Amazing stuff. I've already categorised it and got it into protective covers.



    This is just a very small sample of the pages. There's more than 500 ! Everything from 9mm up to and including 155mm, 6inch and even aerial bombs.

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    I will be forever in the debt of the kind gentleman that saved these papers from the bonfire.

    I will certainly ensure they last for many MANY more years to come.

    Steve T

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    Wow what great info and glad he was able to save them from the fire!

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Well done!
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    If you fell in horse dung you'd end up smelling of roses, you jammy sod, what a find and i suppose at a pinch you were the best person to have them, blast your eyes

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    Amazing! Absolutely priceless collection.
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    WOW, they would make an interesting read and being free is an added bonus! WELL DONE!!!
    Thanks, Glen,

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    Awesome set I love paperwork and photos they can tell you more about what happened than just equipment. IMO - Ben

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    Thanks guys It is an amazing collection. I am going out today to buy folders for them to protect them properly.

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    Very good find Steve, and it's gone to the right place IMO. Looks to be full of great info.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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