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    Default Cleaning up after WWII

    Laugh hard and often

    Gary

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    Great photos!
    War is such a waste.

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    Wow, really interesting. Thanks a bunch for posting.
    My avatar is the Bulgarian word for "Fire", as seen on my 1908 Bulgarian Contract DWM Luger.

    Seeking a 1908 Bulgarian contract Luger magazine (early DWM P.08) with a C suffix. See the example at http://luger.gunboards.com/attachmen...3&d=1414271032 (on the right).

    Also looking for a DWM commercial takedown lever, serial #01.

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    Outstanding reading.
    The view of piles of firearms and helmets makes any collector cringe the teeth.
    Collecting data about Brazilian Lugers.

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    Excellent article, thanks for sharing

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    Many thanks, Gary, for this fascinating goldmine of information and history of the re-use and ultimate fate of war's leftovers. Btw, as a sidebar to German use of Czech tanks, Rommel's 7th Panzer division in the 1940 French campaign was composed of mostly captured 38T Czech tanks. They were also the basis for the highly effective Hetzer and other improvised anti-tank vehicles. The old saying of 'Never let anything of value go to waste' was applied.
    The article is a 'keeper' for military enthusiasts - a great show for us!

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    Enjoyed the article.

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    Thanks for posting, very interesting.

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    On the subject of cleaning up after WW2 there is a excellent Danish? movie called" Land of Mine" About German POWs forced by the Brits to clear minefields on the beaches of Denmark. Hard hitting to say the least.

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    Very interesting! Thanks for posting.
    Tom

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