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    Helge Meyer's camaro

    Read the full story of how the US Air Force Mad Maxed out a Camaro so a Danish Special Forces Soldier could deliver needed supplies to families in Yugoslavia during the 90s

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    Bursting Shell

    German shells bursting on Canadian positions at Lens, France in June 1917. In the foreground, a Canadian gun pit is camouflaged to avoid destructive enemy fire.

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    Beyond Vimy, the Douai Plain

    This photograph, taken after the capture of Vimy Ridge, looks east over the Douai Plain. The vantage point occupied by the soldiers in the foreground demonstrates the strategic importance of Vimy Ridge – its height.

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    Spandau 7.92 Millimetre German Light Machine-Gun

    On 8 August 1918, the first day of the Battle of Amiens, the Canadian 53rd (Toronto) Battalion captured this German Spandau 7.92 millimetre light machine-gun. By the end of the battle, the Canadians had captured more than 9,000 German prisoners, 200 guns, and more than a thousand machine-guns and trench mortars.

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    Lee-Enfield Rifle No. 1 MK 3*

    The more robust British Lee-Enfield rifle replaced the less reliable Canadian-made Ross rifle in all front line Canadian battalions by late 1916. This rifle would also have had a carrying strap.

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    Ross Rifle MK III

    The Ross rifle was designed and made in Canada. It was used by most Canadian forces from the start of the war until mid-1916, when it was replaced with the British-made Lee-Enfield. The Ross was a fine shooting rifle but not robust enough for the trenches and the technical deficiencies of mass-produced British ammunition.

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    Ross Rifle, Sniper MK III

    The Canadian-made Ross rifle was not well-suited to the rigors of trench warfare, and it often jammed, rendering it useless. Expert snipers often preferred the Ross rifle, finding it well-balanced and highly effective when firing only a few bullets. This rifle has been modified with a scope to achieve greater accuracy over longer ranges.

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    Sniping School

    Two sergeants instruct soldiers on the firing range at this sniper school. Sniping required skill and patience as sniper teams, usually consisting of a shooter and a spotter, often waited for long periods of time for targets to appear. Snipers on both sides were notoriously accurate. A head jutting above a trench parapet could be spotted and shot in seconds.

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    Canadian Graves

    Canadian dead were buried in many small military plots behind the lines. After the war, the bodies were reburied in large Commonwealth War Graves cemeteries across France and Belgium. The grave markers in the front row belonged to soldiers who were members of the 14th Battalion, killed in May 1916.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTW View Post

    Lee-Enfield Rifle No. 1 MK 3*

    The more robust British Lee-Enfield rifle replaced the less reliable Canadian-made Ross rifle in all front line Canadian battalions by late 1916. This rifle would also have had a carrying strap.

    Bolt Action Centre-Fire Rifle
    CWM 19950004-001


    Ross Rifle MK III

    The Ross rifle was designed and made in Canada. It was used by most Canadian forces from the start of the war until mid-1916, when it was replaced with the British-made Lee-Enfield. The Ross was a fine shooting rifle but not robust enough for the trenches and the technical deficiencies of mass-produced British ammunition.

    Bolt Action Centre-Fire Rifle
    CWM 19440025-009


    Ross Rifle, Sniper MK III

    The Canadian-made Ross rifle was not well-suited to the rigors of trench warfare, and it often jammed, rendering it useless. Expert snipers often preferred the Ross rifle, finding it well-balanced and highly effective when firing only a few bullets. This rifle has been modified with a scope to achieve greater accuracy over longer ranges.

    Centre-Fire Sniper Rifle
    CWM 19640009-004
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