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[130pz.]Kading

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#1 13 years ago

longing to see the british use bagpipes. it is a documented fact that the tommies used bagpipes at el alamein to lead the infantry into battle. also, what is the name of the rifle that the tommies used most often in north africa? they used it in WWI also.




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#2 13 years ago

Lee Enfield? A bagpipe class wouldn't work though, unless they could damage the enemy with their sound :]




Mp5-Killa

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#3 13 years ago

The Lee Enfield (SMLE - Short magazine Lee Enfield) Mk III was used in WW1. Not too many of them would've been used in WW2 - it was replaced by the Mk IV. The Mk IV was basically a little shorter and therefore not quite as accurate as the previous version but it was still a very good rifle. As far as i know i have never heard of mass use of the SMLE in north africa - you could be right though. (Also the Mk 4 was also far cheaper to manafacture requiring less hand made parts)




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#4 13 years ago

Uh.. the No.4 is the SMLE mark 4. All modern versions of the Lee-Enfield were called Short magazine Lee Enfield, even the No.5 Jungle carbine. And the Brits do have the No. 4 rifle ingame on every map. Its considered by me to be the best rifle in the game.




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#5 13 years ago

At Gold Beach bagpiper Bill Millin stood and marched up and down the beach playing "Road to the Isles" while shot and shell rained round him.




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#6 13 years ago

Hah. I don't know weather to call him a stupid POS or a brave SOB. Did he die shortly therafter?




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#7 13 years ago

Lol, I'd call him British. He was probably fine. One of those crazy war happenings.




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#8 13 years ago

I dont know but the implication is he lived and his actions rallied and encouraged the men .




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#9 13 years ago
King_Nothing100

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#10 13 years ago
Mp5-KillaThe Lee Enfield (SMLE - Short magazine Lee Enfield) Mk III was used in WW1. Not too many of them would've been used in WW2 - it was replaced by the Mk IV. The Mk IV was basically a little shorter and therefore not quite as accurate as the previous version but it was still a very good rifle. As far as i know i have never heard of mass use of the SMLE in north africa - you could be right though. (Also the Mk 4 was also far cheaper to manafacture requiring less hand made parts)

Actually the No.I Mk.III* was more common in Africa, the No.IV Mk.I only started seeing major use during the invasion of Sicily and onwards, Looks through a history book, all the pictures I have certenly come across, the soldiers in Africa were armed with the No.I Mk.III*.




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