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Posted: 7/24/2013 12:04:07 PM EST
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Try to find The Odd Angry Shot.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:06:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 12:06:41 PM EST by SSeric02]
The Odd Angry Shot immediately came to mind!

Ha!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:13:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:
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It's on Youtube. Or, it was a few weeks ago when I watched it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:22:08 PM EST
Seeing all those L1A1s gave me a chub!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:24:34 PM EST
Pretty cool. Not a lot of people know that the US had other allies fighting in Vietnam.

Love all the FAL's and it was cool to see those old Owen subguns too!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:25:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pumpkinheaver:
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Yeah the Aussies are nice lil rifles.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:27:36 PM EST
The Aussies and the Gurkhas were both pretty fearsome fighters.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:30:47 PM EST


Bad Mofos then...



Bad Mofos now.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:43:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SteelGator:
Pretty cool. Not a lot of people know that the US had other allies fighting in Vietnam.
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Everyone knows and talks about the "special relationship" with England. I think our relations with Australia are even closer. They've made every war we've been in since 1917, and don't dislocate their arms patting themselves on the back for it either.

Aussies and Americans are probably more alike than either country would admit without a lot of liquor. I'm very grateful they stand with us.
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Iraqi MiG-31 ?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:48:55 PM EST
MiG-25PU
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:50:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:


Everyone knows and talks about the "special relationship" with England. I think our relations with Australia are even closer. They've made every war we've been in since 1917, and don't dislocate their arms patting themselves on the back for it either.

Aussies and Americans are probably more alike than either country would admit without a lot of liquor. I'm very grateful they stand with us.
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Originally Posted By SteelGator:
Pretty cool. Not a lot of people know that the US had other allies fighting in Vietnam.


Everyone knows and talks about the "special relationship" with England. I think our relations with Australia are even closer. They've made every war we've been in since 1917, and don't dislocate their arms patting themselves on the back for it either.

Aussies and Americans are probably more alike than either country would admit without a lot of liquor. I'm very grateful they stand with us.


A big +1

Australians didn't sit out Vietnam like the UK and Canada.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:39:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:


Everyone knows and talks about the "special relationship" with England. I think our relations with Australia are even closer. They've made every war we've been in since 1917, and don't dislocate their arms patting themselves on the back for it either.

Aussies and Americans are probably more alike than either country would admit without a lot of liquor. I'm very grateful they stand with us.
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Originally Posted By SteelGator:
Pretty cool. Not a lot of people know that the US had other allies fighting in Vietnam.


Everyone knows and talks about the "special relationship" with England. I think our relations with Australia are even closer. They've made every war we've been in since 1917, and don't dislocate their arms patting themselves on the back for it either.

Aussies and Americans are probably more alike than either country would admit without a lot of liquor. I'm very grateful they stand with us.


My grandfather fought in the Pacific, and still speaks very highly of the Australians. Both in their fighting ability, and their hospitality...apparently their rubbing alcohol was drinkable
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Thanks again.
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:35:37 PM EST
Cool thread. Tag for interest.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:45:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:01:49 PM EST
And one I took, the Australian First Division Memorial at Pozieres.


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:12:53 PM EST
The US treated the Aussies poorly in WWII,negating them to backwaters and not supplying or utilizing them properly. The New Guinea campaign as thebest example but also making sure they didn't steal any spotlight in the island hopping.MacArthur very much disliked them.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:18:39 PM EST
tag for my commonwealth brothers
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:22:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:
The US treated the Aussies poorly in WWII,negating them to backwaters and not supplying or utilizing them properly. The New Guinea campaign as thebest example but also making sure they didn't steal any spotlight in the island hopping.MacArthur very much disliked them.
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Not sure if MacArthur was the great General history paints him to be...
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:26:03 PM EST
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Thank you for posting that. That was powerful.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:28:56 PM EST
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Not sure if MacArthur was the great General history paints him to be...
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Originally Posted By EMSflyer:
Originally Posted By outofbattery:
The US treated the Aussies poorly in WWII,negating them to backwaters and not supplying or utilizing them properly. The New Guinea campaign as thebest example but also making sure they didn't steal any spotlight in the island hopping.MacArthur very much disliked them.


Not sure if MacArthur was the great General history paints him to be...

Great moments, and really horrible moments.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:32:58 PM EST
Dont forget the ROK troops.

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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:39:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wingnutx:
Dont forget the ROK troops.

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The NVA and VC feared the fuck out of some ROK Tigers!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:42:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wingnutx:
Dont forget the ROK troops.

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+1. IIRC several hundred thousand SK troops served in Vietnam. In Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam, the author spoke very highly of them as a fighting force.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:43:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ceverett:

Great moments, and really horrible moments.
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Originally Posted By EMSflyer:
Originally Posted By outofbattery:
The US treated the Aussies poorly in WWII,negating them to backwaters and not supplying or utilizing them properly. The New Guinea campaign as thebest example but also making sure they didn't steal any spotlight in the island hopping.MacArthur very much disliked them.


Not sure if MacArthur was the great General history paints him to be...

Great moments, and really horrible moments.

A bunch of lives were wasted to satisfy his ego.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:46:00 PM EST
I got drunker than shit with an Australian soldier in Vung Tau in late 1970. Had a damn blast. In country R&R, ended up in a whorehouse where I happily spent every cent I had plus a Seiko watch. Nineteen year olds don't need to be unsupervised in war zones.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:47:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wingnutx:
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Yup,



More than 300,000 South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War, and about 5,000 died.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:54:39 PM EST
Had an instructor at the last .mil school that was an Aussie major. Great person to learn from. Tough, funny and fair.

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