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Medo and Mbalama Hill, 12th - 24th April 1918


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#1 bushfighter

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:01 AM

Should any Member be interested in the initial fighting in Portuguese East Africa in 1918 then please glance at:

http://www.westernfr...april-1918.html

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

Thanks Harry, I am always interested in your research, and the details you find and put together.
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#3 Jim_Grundy

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:55 AM

Excellent work, Harry (again!).

#4 Story

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

Was this the standard five pouch bandolier worn as a cartridge belt? And if so, any idea how the shoulder straps were attached?

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#5 bushfighter

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

Story
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I do not know the answer - my understanding (this is an early 1916 photograph) is that this was pre-war colonial equipment that was used for the new battalions until standard webbing items arrived from India.

Harry



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