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I know, it seems strange but, look at the kit that blokes wear nowadays given the choice. They all go off and spend a small fortune at Bl*cks, or G* Outdoors on civvy ankle high cordura/goretex boots which may only be an inch or so taller than the old DMS boots.

Never understood that. The only thing I ever bought was a waterproof. £5! Nearly two weeks fags' money.
In reality, are the aamerican boys on the left carrying M60s, but with what look like shortened barrels? Does that sound right?
Yes they are . Outfits like the SEALs and MACV-SOG often shortened the barrels of M60s and sometimes removed the buttstock too.

“ The belt-fed M60 machine gun, too, was much modified. Poorly balanced, heavy, and somewhat awkward to wield, Special Forces weapons men completely removed the buttstock, capped it, and then shortened the 22" barrel, eliminated the bipod and installed a pistol grip below the gas tube, which notably shortened it and cut its weight by 5 lbs. (Three decades later, similar features were incorporated into the gun’s M60E4 version.) “
In reality, are the aamerican boys on the left carrying M60s, but with what look like shortened barrels? Does that sound right?
The guy on the right looks to be carrying a Stoner 63.


Interesting photo, one the gliders. Number two 0n number one arrse, must have just been following the pilot/navigator . Two, some Siggy type up a ladder connecting Don 5, three , US ? Truck with “elephant” legs with a box body ?
That looks like a very British truck (Leyland Retriever?) carrying bridging equipment, Mark V pontoons?

Leyland Retriever 6 x 4 3 Tonner


Jim Wallwark the man who flew the Glider on D - Day explaining to Prince Charles how he did it

When they made the film the Longest Day Darryl Zanuck wanted to build a replica glider from the original plans and film it being towed the CAA refused to give it an airworthiness certificate


"Georgian fighter in the Abkhazia War, 1992. Along with the Kalashnikov is apparently an artisan-made submachine gun."
Post combat coffee break for a Marine......

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Pfc. Faris "Bob" M. Tuohy (born 1924) from Ohio, a US Marine with the 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, sips a cup of well-earned coffee alongside his fellow Marines aboard the mess deck of transport ship USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) after surviving the two day fight for Engebi Island in the Enewetak Atoll, during the Battle of Enewetak. Engebi, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. February 19, 1944.

USS Arthur Middleton history extract for February 19, 1944: "The securing of Engebi went well and mopping up operations were in progress before nightfall. Five Japanese prisoners were brought aboard and the transport also received a total of 76 Marine casualties aboard by evening."

Like much of the combat in the Pacific, the fight for this tiny island was a brutally violent affair, evident in the expressions and appearance of these three survivors. To the right of Bob Tuohy is Pfc. Stephen Garboski 399460 (born 1921) from Ringoes, New Jersey. He would be killed in action during the Battle of Guam in July 23, 1944, believed to have been a victim of friendly fire from an USAAF aircraft. The unnamed man in the center of the photo is thought to have died on Okinawa in 1945. Bob Tuohy survived the war.

Shown in 2020;


As a RNVR officer he commanded a landing craft in the med.

Postwar he played officers both British and Chekist.

So why is he here

he captured the Essence of a highland mess post war


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