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    Italian WW2

    The AS-42? Love to, but those photos are pre-digital (35mm) and I'd given them all away a few years ago. As I recollect, it was an Italian-produced kit from the 1990s with delicate castings and nice details. https://comandosupremo.com/as-42-sahariana/
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    Miniature U-Boat?

    These 1/700th scale U-boats are 4.25" long - would that work? https://www.amazon.com/Hasegawa-HWL901-German-Submarines-U-Boats/dp/B001TPB35G
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    Italian WW2

    Tamiya M13/40 and Semovente
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    Italian WW2

    Lancia Armored Car
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    Italian WW2

    Commander's Models resin conversion, M11/39
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    Italian WW2

    Anyone else build them in 1/35th? Shot of a shelf full that I bequeathed to another former tanker.
  7. Neat post, sent me dumpster-diving for more information. Looks like the Government didn't get them all. From 28 JUL 1997 IRISH TIMES It is believed the guns seized at Dublin Port on Friday were destined for republican paramilitaries in the Border area around Newry. The type of weapons involved, Luger pistols, and the method of the smuggling operation suggest it was not the work of the IRA. The IRA is also unlikely to have any shortage of such weapons, and pistols are rarely used in IRA attacks. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/border-gang-suspected-after
  8. The training of Chinese nationals, which started before Pearl Harbor, continued throughout the war and after. It had been decided in July 1941 that the AAF would undertake pilot and combat crew training for the Chinese Air Force on a small scale, with some additional instruction for mechanics and in armament. Training began in November 1941. During the next two years the AAF resisted proposals for a larger commitment to the program because of its own acute need for training facilities, but as facilities became available after December 1943, the AAF trained an increasing number of Chinese.* The
  9. Duh. Just noticed that the 6th photo has him standing under the Somalia Security Command HQ sign. Per this page (https://www.worldmilitariaforum.com/forums/uploads/monthly_2020_05/82BC0CF3-2E55-4C94-AA81-518516813518.jpeg.ba4a9561c573681526f95a74cc914d41.jpeg ) he was assigned to the 2nd Company, motorized Carabinieri on 08 Feb 1950 which embarked on Napoli on 10 March 1950 for Somalia. He'd been promoted to Sergeant Major on 01 March 1950. Let's go back to that Staghound. Per Zaloga (https://books.google.com/books?id=A6uHCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT74&lpg=PT
  10. For what it's worth, the 1st Free French Brigade had been part of the Commonwealth Order of Battle, fighting Rommel's DAK. Bir Hakim was their moment of glory https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/free-french-bir-hacheim-1942
  11. Please look as the daughter is interested in her father’s adventures in North Africa maybe there’s some idea how he got into French hands? 1) It's been @ 20 years since I taught myself to read Italian (not so far from French), so I'll use google translate to help. What you're looking at here is the Italian equivalent to a DD-214 record of military service, education and whatnot. 2) To answer the first question, this entry (which technically is the 2nd page of his military history) says Catturato prigioniero dei francesi nel Sahara Libico 4 Genn 43 (Captured pr
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