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  1. Interesting kit, your rusty bayonet on the bottom shelf is from a FWW Canadian Mk III Ross Rifle.
  2. Have a try Googling WWII Unit Coloured Bar Codes, it will be a great learning experience and then you will know as much as everyone else on the topic.
  3. It is actually a British Mk III Helmet, and that particular model was never manufactured in Canada. It was also never called a Turtle Helmet. It was used by the Canadian Army for a short time during the SWW.
  4. ID bracelets were a purchase item and could be bought by the service member, family or sweethearts. As has been already stated they did not replace the issue dog tag.
  5. The Nationalist Chinese (Brens as one example) and the British Commonwealth (Besa MGs in tanks) both used 7.92mm calibre weapons so the ammunition could have been manufactured for either group.
  6. From what I know of flashlights you want to get an example which is marked as a MX-212/U without the guards. One of the manufactures I have is Bright Star although I am sure there are others. There were also MX-991/Us but to be honest I don't know what the difference was.
  7. There is a very good possibility that this combination of a British Mk II Helmet with a US M1917A1 Liner is legitimate as I have two post-SWW Canadian examples that originated from Civil Defence stocks. The Canadian Government bought surplus Mk II Helmets and married them up with surplus US M1917A1 Liners for CD use.
  8. Hehehe, yeah the QM staff always made sure that the same liner stayed with the same steel shell - that is why the liners were stored piled in one big box and the steel shells in another.
  9. Did you know that the motion picture was filmed in Canada - Hope, British Columbia to be exact.
  10. Nice display! How do you keep the public from mauling everything with their grubby fingers?
  11. Actually it is from Exercise Eskimo, a cold-weather exercise held in northern Saskatchewan during the winter of 1944-45.
  12. Yup ABL indicates a Belgian post-SWW M1 clone.
  13. Google Marshall's Arsenal, they have a full range of solid plastic magazines.
  14. What is the opinion of this cover?
  15. Judging by the way in which the sweater buttons and the M1911 holster, the photograph is reversed.
  16. I saw it in Ottawa last night. I went in with a healthy amount of scepticism as I am not a fan of colourization nor the current crop of documentary work but I was very impressed with the quality of the restoration work on the film footage and the manner in which it was portrayed. I feel the 3D effect was used correctly as it enhanced the viewing experience without going overboard like we see in todays feature film releases. Peter Jackson's commentary at the end of the film was very informative and he answered the questions I had concerning the project. I could sense that this film was
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