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    by the time of ww2 how many years had this british helmet design been around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    What was the name of Himmler's protege whose assassination was arranged by the Czech government in exile?
    Reihard Heydrich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    by the time of ww2 how many years had this british helmet design has been around?

    Well, naturally we see this helmet in WWI (pictures of British infantry going over the top during the Somme clearly shows this helmet) then of course, the question is how much prior to WWI do we see it, if at all? I have no idea, I don't recall seeing any Boer War pictures with that helmet, so I'll go for 1910, just prior to WWI.....of course, I do recall the German army changing it's helmet from the virtually ridiculous Pickelhalbe to the Stahlhelm in response to the realities of war, so I wouldn't be surprised if the British didn't bring this on board shortly after the war began either, but unlike the Pickelhalbe, I can't for the life of me think what helmet British infantry would've been wearing in 1914
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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius2 View Post
    Well, naturally we see this helmet in WWI (pictures of British infantry going over the top during the Somme clearly shows this helmet) then of course, the question is how much prior to WWI do we see it, if at all? I have no idea, I don't recall seeing any Boer War pictures with that helmet, so I'll go for 1910, just prior to WWI.....of course, I do recall the German army changing it's helmet from the virtually ridiculous Pickelhalbe to the Stahlhelm in response to the realities of war, so I wouldn't be surprised if the British didn't bring this on board shortly after the war began either, but unlike the Pickelhalbe, I can't for the life of me think what helmet British infantry would've been wearing in 1914
    Thats a good educated guess.

    But the Kettle hat were first produced in England around 1011, 55 years before the famous Battle of Hastings.



    Sooo you were only off by about 900 years. give or take a few decades
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    what was the allied Operation Mincemeat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    what was the allied Operation Mincemeat?
    Hmm sounds vaguely familiar. My wildass guess.. some sorta misinformation op?

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    Wow, that one is not even triggering any bells at all for me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius2 View Post
    Wow, that one is not even triggering any bells at all for me......
    Sounds familiar. But I can't recall w/o resorting to Google and cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Sounds familiar. But I can't recall w/o resorting to Google and cheating.
    Name still isn't familiar, but the strategic subterfuge itself I was aware of.

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    hah awesome! found mention of guerrilla actions that my relatives took part in..


    ..1945, guerillas from San Teodoro and Calapan met in Naujan. The combined forces headed by Guerilla Ex-Governor Juan Navarro, together with Alfonso Umali Sr., Major Ruffi and Captain William Dodson, attacked the Japanese garrison liberating Calapan. Captain Dodson with Lt. Maximo Feraren and his platoon, guerillas and some American soldiers, engaged the enemy in the "Battle of Longos" which drove the Japanese to the forest of Baco.

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    On early March of same year, Mayor Mendoza with about 500 Filipino guerillas from San Teodoro, some of whom were escapees from war camps in Mamburao and Abra de Ilog, reinforced the 300 Americans fresh from Okinawa under the command of Major Brown and Capt. Dodson. They were engaged in the final battle in the Valley of Karayrayan, Baco. After 9 days of fighting, all the Japanese forces were completely crushed.

    San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    History sure is strange.. Dodson is the name of my greatgrandfather who originally arrived in the Phillipines as part of the US occupation force to fight the local insurrection during the early 1900s, he then went native and settled down on one of the islands there and had kids. And then the japanese arrived so the natives and mutts and americans fought together against the japanese.

    and just to add in a bit more strange; that town San Teodoro is named after Teddy Roosevelt which in turn I'm named after.. so somewhere in the Philipines is a town with my name on it. Hmm I'm gonna have to go there one of these days and claim the town
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