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Article about: by Woolgar Ah! Commando mags!! In the Army they were refered to as 'Officers Training Manuals' Nick I have a box crammed full of these somewhere

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    When I was 5 years old!
    god i forgot all about action man...... good times.
    I had action force too!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    god i forgot all about action man...... good times.
    I had action force too!
    You will enjoy this thread then.... ;

    Anyone collect Action Man/GI Joe uniforms?

    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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ID:	593541My granddad got me interested(or should I say his medals hanging on the wall)!! A 1st wave D-DAY veteran of Sword Beach. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    My grandfather on my fathers side died in training during the Second World War, one uncle, 2/7th infantry K.I.A. in Bardia, another uncle, 2/4th infantry wounded in action and captured on Crete, another uncle, 2/4th machine gun killed on the Burma railway, another uncle, 2/4th machine gun captured and survived Burma railway, step father, served in North Africa and another uncle R.A.A.F. Flew Lancasters over Europe. I grew up with the "World at War" and commando comics and lots of first hand stories.

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    Quote by Neil Hever View Post
    Attachment 593406My father encouraged me to watch World at War on PBS
    Me too Neil - and before that there were these treasures .........ahh!!

    bratt-a-tat-tat .... "eat lead you dirty dog" ......

    Dan
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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Me too Neil - and before that there were these treasures .........ahh!!

    bratt-a-tat-tat .... "eat lead you dirty dog" ......

    Dan
    They're the comics Dan!

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    Ah! Commando mags!! In the Army they were refered to as 'Officers Training Manuals'

    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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    Commando comics are almost as addictive as militaria. The vast number of them is astounding.

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    Like many others in this thread of a similar age, family members were vets including my father, uncles, great uncles etc of the Second World War, grand parents who remembered the Great War as teenagers and many movies and TV series around as a kid, the war was still a constant presence in the back ground of life.
    I never read the 'Commando' type comics but I was a big reader of Capt W E Johns' 'Biggles' books and related series-also collected part works like Purnells 'History of the 2nd World War', 'War Monthly' etc as well as reference books in general on ships, aircraft, vehicles etc.
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