What survived 1945?

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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 18 Jun 2021 15:18

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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by GenuinePride » 14 Dec 2021 05:01

There are many reports of vintage bombs and guns in caves in the Philippines from WWII. Here's the most recent. https://www.philstar.com/nation/2021/08 ... hed-bataan

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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by AnchorSteam » 30 Dec 2021 23:38

Hans1906 wrote:
06 Feb 2021 16:14
German weapons in the Vietnam war: https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/201 ... etnam-war/

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Fantastic post, thanks for putting that up there!
I spent most of the year away, sorry it took so long to see that.

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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 12:39

AnchorSteam,

you are welcome, there are dozens of other links on this topic, but I didn't want to post them all here.

One might wonder today, from what source the North Vietnamese received all this material at that time.
The answer is obvious, still a very interesting subject... :wink:


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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 31 Dec 2021 14:58

As an aside:

When I was a boy on school holidays in Ipoh in Malaya in 1965, if you walked into some nearby forest there were uncounted numbers of Japanese small arms, "knee" mortars, ribbed-barrel HMGs, horse harnesses (well largely the metal parts due to leather rot), mess gear, helmets, small cart wheel rims, etc., etc. All were completely unusable by then and barely a moving part worked on anything (and God knows we kids tried hard). Much of the organic material - wood and leather - had rotted. I guess an entire Japanese battalion had been disarmed in Ipoh in late 1945. I presume that the weaponry had already been rendered unserviceable when dumped, or the CTs would have made off with them during the Emergency after 1948. I don't recall any ammunition, though.

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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 17:29

Sid,

I was born in 1956, weapons and ammunition were everywhere, mostly German material, in every bush, forest, stream and river...

Ordinary ammunition for small arms we children could collect everywhere, whole buckets full.

It was dangerous to enter certain areas, we children were warned not to pick up anything, please.
It was these very warnings that made us curious, about what boys had in mind.
We played with old MPs, with machine guns, we played "war", uniforms and steel helmets did not interest us at all.

That we guys survived all that still healthy in the late 1950s, and early 1960s, we were very lucky for sure.

Today, when I see these so-called "treasure hunters" stalking through the woods, digging up every "signal" from their probes, it makes me shudder.
Germany is still full of this material, very safe for the next "1000" years.


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Re: What survived 1945?

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 19:10

Unbenannt.JPG
Children should not be accustomed to machine guns.

Not even, if the weapons are painted pink, as in some countries. 8O

Children should play in the dirt, get dirty, fight and learn to stand their ground.

Weapons are not toys! He who sows violence will reap violence.

All the best for 2022! :milwink:


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