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#1 Mullet94

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

Just thought I'd say hello, my name is Graham and I'm from London, England. I stumbled on this website a few days ago and have been reading away avidly especially at the 'From Sword to Bremen' thread by sapper. I don't have a military background myself but I have an avid interest in WWII so it will be great to discuss this period in our history with other like minded individuals. I read many books relating to WWII and have just started on Lloyd Clark's Arnhem, for some reason Operation Market Garden always seems to captivate me the most.

Anyway great website and I look forward to chewing the fat with everyone.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

Welcome Graham, you stumbled on one of the finest threads.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

Howdy Graham and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us. Happy posting.
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#4 dgmitchell

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:02 PM

Welcome to a fine place! I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

Cheers!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:55 PM

Welcome mate:)
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for the want of a shoe the horse was lost, for the want of a horse the rider was lost, for the want of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost, and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

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#6 paratrooper506

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:03 PM

meet and greet the rogues welcome

#7 wtid45

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:42 PM

A fellow brit at last:) we are few but we do account for ourselves quite well on here, welcome and i look forward to seeing what your views on Arnhem are.
WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY, FOR YOUR TOMORROW,WE GAVE OUR TODAY. Epitaph on the Kohima memorial .

#8 urqh

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:34 PM

Excellent choice of books, and excellent choice of forums to join.

Welcome.

Yep few Brits on here. We get on famously....just watch your pint with the Welshman around.

#9 wtid45

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:09 PM

I thought you were getting the beer in Urqh;)
WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY, FOR YOUR TOMORROW,WE GAVE OUR TODAY. Epitaph on the Kohima memorial .

#10 bigfun

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:44 AM

Welcome! Glad you could join us!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:27 AM

Gidday from Australia

My name is Glen, I am from Newcastle Australia, and i am a student of History. Foumd the website while i was looking for information on Italy at war, and liked what i saw. i have always been a student of WW2, with my Granfather a coastwatcher in New Guinea, behind Japanese lines for a large part of the war. I hope i can contribute to the site, and help anyone in anyway.

Thanks for letting me join
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#12 Skipper

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

Enjoy your stay Glen and welcome!

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#13 Gebirgsjaeger

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

Hi and welcome, Graham!
Regards, Ulrich

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#14 belasar

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:11 AM

Welcome to the forum Glen.
Wars are rarely fought in black and white, but in infinite shades of grey

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#15 LRusso216

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hi, Glen. Welcome to the forum. Tell us more about your grandfather. I would suggest starting your own thread with his name in it.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:13 PM

Welcome to the Forum, Glen. I would like to echo Lou's suggestion. Your grandfather's story would be a unique addition to the forum and, thus, very interesting. Coastwatchers played an important part in the war effort, too.

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to remember that sacrifice, and offer some sacrifice for themselves if Freedom is threatened.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

Greetings from the other side of the pond Graham. Rich A. in Pa.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

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