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  1. Here's my mid-war, green A-washer, Westinghouse liner with THBT nape webbing and SHBT crown webbing. Different shades too.
  2. Nice helmet indeed. I see camo as well. Great score.
  3. Excellent post & great photos. Thanks!
  4. Good grief, another outstanding helmet of yours. Very nice.
  5. Awesome is right. I've not seen a net over gray either. Very nice.
  6. Hi folks, Here’s an M1 shell I got recently. Bought from Motueka, New Zealand. Not too far from Wellington, the temporary home of the USMC from 1942 to 1944. It’s a McCord #41B, fixed loop, OD#3 chinstraps with flat brass buckle & sharp brass J hook. No liner. It’s had a repaint with the marine green/vehicle paint that you see from time to time, then red-brown splotches have been applied. It looks like the big stress crack front left has marine green/vehicle paint in it so the crack was already there when it received the repaint. The stress cracks at the rear have no paint in them and are
  7. I'll get it right this time....The Great War. Arnold Ridley played Godfrey the medic in Dad's Army, a very famous 1960/70's TV comedy about the Home Guard in WW2 England. He was in the Battle of the Somme. He was bayoneted in the left hand & groin, his legs were riddled with shrapnel and he took a rifle butt blow to the head which cracked his skull. He was medically discharged with the rank of captain. He rejoined in WW2 with the rank of 2nd Lt in the British Expeditionary Force and was part of the Phoney War. He was on the last British ship to depart the harbour during the Battle of
  8. Yeah sorry, I asked the mods to delete my two posts once I realised it was about folks from The Great War, but they didn't.
  9. David Niven. A product of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy and was a Commando. He was an officer and a gentleman. A quote by Niven about the war: "I will, however, tell you just one thing about the war, my first story and my last. I was asked by some American friends to search out the grave of their son near Bastonge. I found it where they told me I would, but it was among 27,000 others, and I told myself that here, Niven, were 27,000 reasons why you should keep your mouth shut after the war."
  10. Eddie Albert Heimberger, better known as Eddie Albert. Joined the US Coast Guard, then the US Naval Reserve. Received the Bronze Star at Tarawa for rescuing 47 stranded Marines and supervised the rescue of 30 others. He was the pilot of a Coast Guard landing craft. Quite the man.
  11. Yep, all three of yours are from the same event by the look. Your third photo is definitely Athletic Park in Wellington. Nice to see them.
  12. And for something a little different, the USMC try rugby. They played a New Zealand army team and lost, but not by much. 21 - 13.
  13. USMC baseball team meet a New Zealand Member of Parliament 1943
  14. New Zealand newspaper clipping of the game at Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand.
  15. Private Darrell W. Heath in New Zealand 1943. He landed at Tarawa and survived.
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