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« on: July 01, 2014, 10:19:15 PM »

and the Skye's band of brothers.

Friday 4th July @ 9:30 pm on BBC2.

"In the summer of 1914, a company of Cameron Highlanders left Portree and sailed off to war. On the battlefields of France, these raw recruits would meet the Maxim machine gun - invented in London, and capable of firing a hellish 666 rounds per minute. The German army deployed these weapons with mathematical efficiency.

Neil Oliver examines the development of these ruthless, impersonal weapons, and the legacy they left on one Hebridean community."

There is a metal detecting link in that I found a very damaged 'Machine Gun Corp' metal badge a few years ago.

A photograph of what an original badge looks like from the interweb below.


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 08:46:20 PM »

A good read Doug ta for posting Wink

I watched a documentary before on YouTube I think? when the Gatling gun first came to action in the American civil war, it was devastating.    
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