War heros weapons found in house clearance in Surrey

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/8673859.stm


    Given previous reported events I suppose the finder was lucky she wasn't arrested.
     
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    That would be an Ithaca made Colt then! Nice find, good to see little gems are still available, I can only hope they werent deactivated!
     
  3. Given previous reported events I suppose Geoffrey Hallowes was lucky he wasn't dug up and arrested.
     
  4. considering the tone of the BBC report and that the police were 'happy' to hand them over to the museum, I guess the firearms were de-acts.
     
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Bit of an odd area museums, established ones such as Regtls tend not to have deacts, local authority and private do. Its sad if they have been vandalised but if thats the only way the old chap could keep his mementoes then its a sad state of affairs!
     
  6. A very interesting selection, Iwonder what Mr Hallows did in the war as it's a bit of a strange collection
     
  7. Anything to back up the 'hero' tag?
     
  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    If not a hero (lets face it he didnt miss a penalty in a Euro qualifier :x ) he was certainly a man of courage;
     
  9. oldbaldy

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  10. I guess the clue was the Croix de Guerre and Legion d'honneur.
     
  11. Apparently he worked for the SOE 'guiding' the French Resistance.
     
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Its no stranger than some of the collections I have seen or had!