Tag Archives: WW2

“For among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised” ~Machiavelli

Being armed does not guarantee either safety or victory, but being unarmed by choice or disarmed by lies, coercion or custom pretty much guarantees eventual ruin or dependency. The options are then limited to extinction like the dodo or essentially turning … Continue reading

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Film reviews

Kenau (2014), about an apocryphal hero of the real siege of Haarlem in 1572-73. Excellent visuals, good actors but spotty screenplay which comes across as genuine some of the time and as a farce at intervals. Just a slight tinge of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Fury

Definitely an impressive film. Enough to make the viewer move in the seat. Tremendously immersive, worth seeing on the big screen. Excellent lighting, good camera work, realistic weapon handling. Excellent special effects. Unfortunately, the depicted tactics were not realistic. Tiger … Continue reading

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“The original owner didn’t need it anymore…”

Let’s see how it shoots… (Don’t actually fire it without eye and ear protection!) A good deal on STG44-22: $330!  

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Scoping the STG44: new on CTD blog

Getting full accuracy from this fun plinker.

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GSG Sturmgewehr 44 in .22LR: new on CTD blog

My experience with the updated STG44-22.

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Maquisard

One of my favorite portraits for the year.

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This is my burka. There are many like it…

Soviet “Ameba” suit often used by snipers during WW2. Mosin 91/30 rifle with 3.5x PU scope.

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An Aryan superman

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О женщинах

Есть женщины в русской пехотеИх снайперами зовутВрага в перекрестье загонятИ за пол-версты попадутИной их не сразу заметит,Когда в камуфляже ониИ с пулей в башке он закончитСвои беспокойные дни А если их словом обидеть, невежливостью оскорбитьТо лучше бы некультурному на свете … Continue reading

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Where to Find the Movie “Oba the Last Samurai”?

I’d like to watch it but I do not see a streaming version available for purchase on-line. Any idea where I could find it? Buying a DVD and waiting for it to be shipped feels like too much trouble.

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Last Ditch Innovation: German Delayed-Blowback Rifles

Forgotten Weapons just posted a video I helped produce, Last Ditch Innovation about Gerat 06 and 06H. These eventually became CETME and G3 rifles. As usual, the information presented by Ian is top-notch.

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A very special MP40

This submachine gun is not like the others. Can you guess why?

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Fun Gun.

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Armed with a gun she made.

Kaitlyn Lemmons is a 07 manufacturer. She made the semi-auto closed bolt PPSh42 that’s in her hands. I was very impressed by the quality of the weapons she produces. Diva Arsenal

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Device 06H

Experimental German rifle made in 1944, the first of the roller-lock delayed blowback designes that eventually became CETME and HK .308s. This one is in 7.92×33. It’s crude, simple and works well. Recoil is minimal, with two distinct stages. Sights … Continue reading

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After the raid.

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Getting an upgrade.

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1941 Soviet infantry manual in English

My friend Boris Karpa translated this historic manual and made it available in Kindle format (also readable on desktop with viewer programs). He’s an excellent translator and knows the topic, so I can vouch for the accuracy of the translation. … Continue reading

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A good fight in a bad cause.

Watching TSA, DEA, FDA and the rest of the alphabet soup agencies gear up their own little armies brings this picture to mind. Not the trained, well-fed and utterly self-serving bureaucrats who do evil for a paycheck, but the naive … Continue reading

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