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PostSubject: Re: The ammunition question   Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:19 am

Hi Les
yeah I don't think there are many left that actually buy the story of the screwdrivers.

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PostSubject: The Ammunition question   Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:53 am

Springy you never know !  Sad Sad Rolling Eyes  Joker 
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PostSubject: Re: The ammunition question   Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Hiya you two,  Salute  Frank i hope not, but i will bang
on as long as i find stuff relating, for those newbies coming
along after us! loving your archive finds,well interesting!.
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PostSubject: Re: The ammunition question   Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:33 pm

Could be wrong, but I don't recall reading any accounts from any of the survivors or anyone else for that matter, that was there or heard stories after the event, that mentions lack of screwdrivers.?

But if there wasn't a lack of screwdrivers why wasn't ammuntion flowing faster, why were comments made regarding ammuntion boxes not opened? When they arrived at the camp.
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