Army Rumour Service
So, there's this bird whose poor mum is dying, so she has to go into a nursing home.
To pay for this, her mums house needs to be sold, so she goes round to clear it out. She finds a few items of costly, diamond encrusted, jewellery and pockets them for herself, salving her conscience by saying that they're for sentimental reasons.
She also finds a few gold sovereigns and pockets them. So she can give them away to strangers .....
I'm reading some Max Hastings books on WW2 at the moment, and one theme that comes through is his view that the German Army in WW2 was somehow 'more professional' than its allied equivalents. This has got me thinking - firstly, what on earth does he mean by 'professional' in a global war context with mass conscription, and secondly what criteria does he use to make this assessment?
I'm assuming he is referring to training, tactics and support, but this isn't an area I know very much about and I'd really welcome a steer as to whether he is talking out of his posterior, or if he is onto something here?
It is 50 years since Action Man, the must-have toy of the 1970s, arrived in the UK.
The plastic moulded figures, rebranded from the US GI Joe version, made their debut in the UK at the British Toy Fair in Brighton, in January 1966, after a toy executive realised their market potential.....
Happy 50th birthday Action Man - BBC News
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