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Latest IssuePacked into the May/June 2013 issue of The Armourer
A Fair Day’s Work
Genesis of the ‘Bouncing Bomb”
617 Squadron using the famous bouncing bomb
Remembering in Gwent
Ray Westlake recalls how he investigated
the war memorials of a whole county
Undeclared War in the North Atlantic
Part Two By George A. Larson
Who damaged the weathervane?
Ken Rimell explores the history of a target in Chichester
A find with a past - By John Norris
Smith and Wesson model 2nd ejector, 455.
An American made revolver with a touch of British charm, by Colin Holmes
Suicide or mishap
Part 1 The tragic death of John Hanning Speke in 1864, by Major L.K. Webb (edited by Graham Priest)
The unlikely museum
Eric Wiseman visits the Legion museum housed in a home for old Legionnaires
James Wearn looks at the contributions made by, and diversity of roles of, a much-maligned military arm
BAYONET FACT FILE
The United States M1917 Bayonet (1966 Contract) for Military Shotguns By R.D.C. Evans
The 1909 Turkish Machine Gun Carrier Car
By Dr Chris Flaherty
Australian Uniforms 1938` - By Sean Ryan
Southern Rhodesia 1953 Coronation Contingent
By Pat Rundgren
The Russian Front Awards of 1941-45
By Jamie Cross (continued)
The Small World of Miniature Bayonets
Three additional German miniatures By R.D.C. Evans
The Relief of Malakand, 1897
with Peter Duckers
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