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WOW! I am a LUCKY git!

Article about: Hi all Back in the spring of 2013 you may recall I found a little book in a secnd hand shop and bought it for 50p. It was an original WW1 Hotchkiss manual. This second hand book shop is actu

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    Awesome!!

    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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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    losing the ashes, eh??

    Cheers, Dan
    Are we going to be reminded about the ashes at every opportunity until the next series? We beat you 3 times in a row and I don't remember it being brought up in unrelated threads, jeez for fecks sake.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by hangarman View Post
    What's inside the South Stafford's spigot mortar pamphlet?

    Cheers

    Gary
    I'll take some pictures for you in a bit Gary

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    Thanks to all for the kind comments

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    Here you go Gary.....

    I've numbered the pages so you can download them and get them in the right order, except for some reason I took a picture of the cover last!!!

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    That's great, Thanks Steve1

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    Thought I'd share this one with you all as well.

    A wonderful little fold out card, issued to all ranks down to and including corporal.

    'Your life and those of your comrades may depend on you always having this card to hand'



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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Here you go Gary.....

    I've numbered the pages so you can download them and get them in the right order, except for some reason I took a picture of the cover last!!!

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    This may be of some interest. It's the Home Guard in Pattingham, the next village from where I was born. Several of the chaps in the photo's are the grandfathers or uncles of kids I went to school with, indeed, I went out with Tom Ray's niece when I was at school. The photo's of the spigot mortar crew and the Northover Projector are taken at Burnhill Green on the edge of the Earl of Dartmouth's estate Patshull. It was interesting seeing that there was a 'Weapon Training School' at Burnhill Green, it's a sort of a blink and you'll miss it kind of place. My brother will be interested as well, he lives a mile outside the village, and i'm sure he's not aware of this interesting bit of local history. It's a small world.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Staffs Home Guard Memories X10

    Regards, Ned.

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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks Ned. Very interesting.

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    I love these type of finds. Nice score Steve
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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