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The Machine Gun & Skye's Band of Brothers

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: The Machine Gun & Skye's Band of Brothers Reply with quote

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In the summer of 1914, a company of Cameron Highlanders left Portree and sailed off to war. On the battlefields of France, these raw recruits would meet the Maxim machine gun - invented in London, and capable of firing a hellish 666 rounds per minute. The German army deployed these weapons with mathematical efficiency.

Neil Oliver examines the development of these ruthless, impersonal weapons, and the legacy they left on one Hebridean community
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just watched it via iplayer, he looked at 3 Hawick men in the SNWM boooks, but i've never heard Cuthill pronounced cut-hill before?....
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