Just a few years after the end of WWII, the United States and Britain were in the midst of a mini-arms race in an effort to determine what rifle and ammo would become the standard for NATO.
“It’s not everyday part of a rocket washes ashore at home,” said Joseph Thomas, who discovered the rocket while on a boat about 100 miles from the coast.
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Remember to be unconventional, never underestimate the power of individual influence, and never—ever—quit, just like these three warriors from early US history.
“I am about 80 per cent certain it is the Churchill Tommy Gun,” said military historian Clive McPherson, who has studied the famous gun’s history. “No one else in the country has laid claim to having the gun.”
The soldiers played soccer, or football as it’s commonly called overseas, something which the soldiers were said to have done during the Christmas Truce in 1914.
“What they discovered is that on both ends of the rifle they were the same, the same working class guys,” author Stanley Weintraub said. “It was a very strange event. The circumstances were unique, it probably couldn’t have happened in another war.”
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