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Julien

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  1. Latest Walkaround Updates

    Soviet Armoured Rail Carriage pics added today; http://www.britmodeller.com/walkarounds/misc/armdrail/r01.jpg Julien
  2. Soviet Armoured Rail Carriage, Pictures taken at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, Kiev by Dave Haskell.
  3. Managed to get the cockpit in and the fuselage closed up. Putty time now as quelle surprise it does not fit. The panel lines on the left and right dont line up either so they will have to be re done. A good 1.5mm taken of the top of the instrument panel as well to get the clear insert to fit. Substantial weight added behind the cockpit as well.
  4. I wonder if the "S" is on the box for the new kit
  5. Once one is known I am sure it will be on here. Yes what he said please.
  6. There are a fair few Engineers units listed in the book. Have you tried the RE museum for help? Julien
  7. Yes there is a New Zealand Roll of Honour in the book.
  8. Donations

    many thanks Julien
  9. RAM Models

    He mentions charging VAT on his website, but does not display a VAT number.
  10. many thanks for the update. Julien
  11. Churchill's Secret War with Lenin British And Commonwealth Military Intervention In The Russian Civil War, 1918-20 ISBN : 9781911512103 Helion and Company Casemate UK Before getting this book I was aware of some British involvement in the Russian civil war which followed the revolution in 1917. I had seen a little on it mainly the fact that there still are WWI on display in Russia and former USSR countries which were captured at this time. It would seem that the UK Government and in particular Churchill were keen to firstly open another front to WWI, and then later help the White Russian cause as the anti revolutionary forces became to be called. In 1917 with the Russian revolution in full swing the Russian Army ceased hostilities with Germany on the Eastern Front. The allies considered this a great betrayal as it freed up those German forces to engage on the Western Front. The German Spring offensive of 1918 would not have been possible without these troops. The allies had had military missions in Russia as early as 1915. The first foray into Russia was a 5000 strong Naval & Marine force which was deployed to the Murmansk area primarily to stop the Germans establishing a U-Boat base in the region. U-Boats had to transition the North Sea to the Atlantic and it was feared that a northern base would enable them much easier access to the Atlantic. There was also a suggestion of protecting equipment already sent to aid the Russians in WWI. Suffice to say this was only the beginning and many more troops, Naval units and Air Force units would be dispatched over the next year to locations as diverse as The Baltic, North Russia, Siberia and the Crimea. Not only were these units British but would include commonwealth units from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. All form so modern warfare form Aircraft, through Tanks, and even Poison Gas were deployed; in the end to no avail. The different factions fighting for the White cause were disorganised, badly led, and under equipped. Often whole divisions would mutiny and change sides killing their own, and British Officers before doing so. In the end though these and other reasons the Western Powers left. The book looks at the initial deployment to Murmansk, and the later deployments through 1918 to 1920. It looks at the units deployed, where and what they did. Included is a full roll or honour, a list of Allied prisoners of the Soviets, list of Commonwealth forces involved, and lists of Warships deployed. The book is slightly larger than A5 in hardback format with 576 pages. As well as the excellent text there are maps and numerous black & white photographs. Conclusion Until this book there has been no English language publication dedicated to this "small" war. Indeed it has been hushed up in our history, with not even a campaign medal awarded to those who took part. This book should be required reading for politicians before committing troops to any further conflict. From mission creep, to inadequate resources, to no real understanding of the conflict, the problems from 1918 would still seem to permeate through to today's conflicts. I really cant recommend this book highly enough if you are interested in military history in general, or Britain's smaller and forgotten conflicts. The author spent 15 years researching the book and this shines through into an incredibly detailed account of the actions in Russia during this period. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  12. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Well I can see the DH.88 being popular, nice one.
  13. Haystack

    Thats turned out well. Julien
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