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Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:33 pm
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Alan + Peter,
Out of touch you both are. Well known for 30 years Yoda has been.
Rob

Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:18 pm
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Lester,
Thanks for explaining that - not like a sardine can at all!
Rob

Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:31 am
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Dawn,
I believe one of the effects was to force long-serving enlisted men and NCOs into the reserve (or possibly to re-enlist in a different unit and start over) and thus create opportunities for com ...

Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:22 am
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Lester,
Great job with the ammo box. I'm no expert with ammunition boxes but that pull-out section of the tin liner has always seemed a bit questionable to me if you need to get more ammunition quick ...

Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:40 am
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Belated best wishes for the holiday season to everyone.
Rob

Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:51 pm
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Very saddened to hear of his passing.
Rob

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:47 pm
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Alan:
Thank you

Coll:
Ah, but that's your scenario, not mine. In mine, everything happens as it did in reality, except that at the crisis point the Zulu center doesn't charge and both it and th ...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:33 pm
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Peter Q:
Glad we agree.

Mel:
Hubris best sums it up, I think.

Peter E: (for some reason, the "e" won't capitalise! Sorry!)
Completely agree with your vivid and eloquent expression o ...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:41 am
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Peter Q:
Yes, I understand that Chelmsford did not see a major Zulu force then. But those horsemen were not insignificant - they could have been scouts for a possible attack, a screen for a larger fo ...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:17 am
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Scorer:
Hope you took the opportunity to listen to the song (partial to the Planxty version myself).

Peter Q:
I thought the initial sighting of Zulus to the north of the camp was made by Chelmsfo ...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:52 am
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Tim:
Thanks very much indeed. Not only a clear explanation but color pictures too!
Rob

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:58 am
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Coll:

While I agree generally with your points about the likelihood of general disorganisation at the time of the firing line's withdrawal, I don't really get where you're coming from with the ment ...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:17 am
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Scorer:
Was the character based (perhaps unjustly) on Sir John Cope?
Rob

Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:59 am
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Alan:
The spell-checker attached to your site underlines in red words which it does not recognise (such as "manoeuvre" - which I think is correct). Since I'm not a touch typist, I read most ...

Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:17 am
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Peter,
Gee, thanks so much. I'd already found several variations on that theme ("attacking in another direction", "advancing rapidly to the rear" and so on) from various online so ...
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