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WOODEN WALLS, SHIPS OF THE LINE, FLOATING SCHOOLS & HULKS, THE ENTIRE EARLY DEVONPORT DOCKYARD seen in this very early photograph c1870s

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OneTenner

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Looks like a nice little series . Only seen this one so far but they are up to No. 8 now and I'll try and catch up tomorrow .
If you enjoy this series, watch 'Tuntematon Sotilas' very powerful portrayal IMO
 
I remember seeing this series when first broadcast in 1989 ... Episode 1 of 6 ... full of then characters and history of various Regimental traditions ... enjoy ...

 

Fang_Farrier

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This photo, taken on June 6, 1944, in England, shows British airborne troops of the 6th Airlanding Brigade admiring the graffiti written on the side of their Horsa glider, which says: "The Channel stopped you, but not us.

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Saw that, are the hatchets for getting out of the gilder once landed?
 

Oyibo

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Saw that, are the hatchets for getting out of the gilder once landed?

Only if things went pear-shaped - which they often did with gliders. I've read a few accounts from the period where paratroopers far preferred to be parachuting rather than being in gliders.
 
Only if things went pear-shaped - which they often did with gliders. I've read a few accounts from the period where paratroopers far preferred to be parachuting rather than being in gliders.

A man who used to drink in my local, about 25 years ago told me that. He'd been a Para in WWII.
 

OneTenner

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I'll give it a try . Thank you .
There's also a film of the same name, from 2017 - I think it was on Netflix at one time, I have a 'backup' copy in the event of internet outage and it appears you can still download your own backup too.
 
WOODEN WALLS, SHIPS OF THE LINE, FLOATING SCHOOLS & HULKS, THE ENTIRE EARLY DEVONPORT DOCKYARD seen in this very early photograph c1870s

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That's an interesting photo. I was trying to figure out from where it might have been taken and it looks as if it could have been Mount Edgcumbe.
 

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