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  • Gibralter in WW2.

    I found this photo while searching the internet, the caption says it was taken at Gibraltar during WW2. I assume this would have be early in the war?

    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

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    Are those... laser weapons?

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    • #3
      Note how the seachlight reflection off the clouds illuminates the harbor. This will aid whom?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carl Schwamberg View Post
        Note how the seachlight reflection off the clouds illuminates the harbor. This will aid whom?
        The italian frogmen

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          The machine gunners looking for Italian frogmen in the water.
          Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Roadkiller View Post
            The machine gunners looking for Italian frogmen in the water.
            Interesting, and quite plausible!
            "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
            Ernest Hemingway.

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              the Rock was supposssed to have good artillery emplaced in caves all over the place... does anyone know what kinds of guns and how many?
              "Why is the Rum gone?"

              -Captain Jack

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                "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                Ernest Hemingway.

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                • #9
                  Nice.

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                  • #10
                    Great photo. But all I can think about are those poor rock apes having insomnia with all those lights commotion.
                    I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford. Lord Halifax

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Exorcist View Post
                      the Rock was supposssed to have good artillery emplaced in caves all over the place... does anyone know what kinds of guns and how many?
                      I cannot give figures but if the Navy and Marines had anything to do with it.......ENOUGH!!!
                      'By Horse by Tram'.


                      I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                      " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                      • #12
                        They certainly had some 14" guns. The reason I know that is that Tynemouth castle was trying to get some to rebuild its WW2 coastal defences as a museum. I don't think they managed to get one but they do have some smaller guns which are quite impressive.

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