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  • Project 1944
    the boiling is extracted via a hose to a can The water condenses in the can and can be re used later if necessary As the guns are firing more ammunition is brought up from the carriers by the driver He is wearing a gascape over his web equipment This type of garment was originally worn as a protection against spray gasses but later in the war it made an

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Pepperpot/Page4/Pepperpot4.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    Before everything is loaded onto the carriers the guns need to be serviced For that purpose a groundsheet is unfolded and the toolbox with maintenance tools and spare parts is brought up Although the infantry broke through the pepperpots were not always successful In spite of the extensive firing by many guns the effect was sometimes more psychological resulting in surrenders rather than applied damage to the enemy s dug

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  • Project 1944
    strain of the last days and sits down at the rest position inside the hole starting to doze away when suddenly a cracking noise not far away wakes him with a shock He takes up a firing position and starts

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Kochen/Page2/Kochen2.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    tin supports in the two open positions These are attached to a third section with a grommet hinge This third section is a shallow pan on which the tablets are burned Dimples in the metal at appropriate positions hold the stove in either the closed half open or open positions Fuel tablet stove Esbit Kocher in open position When closed the box of Esbit fuel tablets fits inside and is

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  • Project 1944
    roads south of Rijckevorsel for they are occupied with all sorts of divisional traffic The deserted Kubelwagen on the side of the road bears a red rhombus the marking of the German 711 ID This infantry division was deployed in fierce counter attacks around the village when the vital bridgehead over the canal was formed some weeks ago Note that most of the men are wearing a rolled up gas

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  • Project 1944
    pouches are at the front the official way of carrying them The weight is much more balanced although the access to the magazines is more restricted The section is halted in a dry ditch not far from the objective To signal the company s HQ the wireless set is unpacked The Wireless Set No48 is an American made manpack radio supplied through the lend lease program in 1942 It s

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  • Project 1944
    the ready This type of grenade was more suitable for houseclearing instead of the No36 Mills The charge of the mills was too heavy for this type of fighting sometime resulting in accidents causing friendly casualties The No69 smaller charge detonates on impact so the thrower must choose his moment carefully Luckily there is no opposition met and the Lcpl can put his little Bakelite grenade back in its pouch

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  • Project 1944
    situation lasted till the end of October It was then almost a month ago the division had crossed the Antwerp Turnhout canal Then another offensive started towards Breda It was a near run thing until then Many thanks go to

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