Tag Archives: WW2

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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Movie review: The Flowers of War

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1410063 Storyline: 5/5 Acting: 5/5 — main and secondary characters all convincing SFX: 4/5 — impressive but a bit unrealistic at times Music: not a notable factor The film gets a lot of story-telling in a two and a quarter … Continue reading

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Finally watched the animation “Paths of Hate”

I very much recommend it — amazing visuals and attention to details. Be sure to switch to high resolution before watching.

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Movie review: Angry Harvest

Very well done film about a man who is…various shades of good, evil and mundane.The film works out much better than the sum of its parts would suggest, and the ending is very, very well handled. I recommend it. Acting:8 … Continue reading

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Movie review: Army of Crime

Army of Crime Plot: 9 Acting: 10 Music: 9 SFX: 8 A very good depiction of the problems faced by civilians who want to survive and fight back against domestic and foreign oppression. Better than most films on this topic.

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Borrowed clothes

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Anti-tank cannon

Just the item for discouraging armored vehicles from going through your church walls. RPGs are more portable but lack stand-off range. TOW and similar guided missiles harder to come by.

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Sometimes the underdog wins.

If we fight, we would likely lose For the foes are strong today But no matter how bad the odds A chance of success remains If we don’t fight but submit Trusting promises, bowing to threats No chance remains anymore … Continue reading

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Оружие вмв в руках нашего современника

Один из лучших авторов военной прозы, Вадим Полищук, написал статью про стрелковое оружие Второй Мировой. Весьма дельно, на мой взгляд.

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Where I was this weekend: Lucky Gunner shoot

http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2011/05/start-em-young.html MP40 http://tractioncontrol.well-regulatedmilitia.org/?p=10309 Kriss semi http://tractioncontrol.well-regulatedmilitia.org/?p=10314 Kriss auto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4SWdL7s5NQ BAR 30-06 http://mytumultuousadventure.blogspot.com/2011/05/oleg-volk-at-work.html Taking photos Had the opportunity to shoot several interesting weapons: MP40 — as always, very pleasant to fire but feels entirely too toy-like. M3A1 “grease gun” — love … Continue reading

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Waiting for Mussolini

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Erma MP40 submachine gun

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Garand receiver

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