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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Yes, I did. An interesting conversation leads in many directions. I am interested in any writings and stories about logistics; a subject that seems to get short shrift in the literature.
  2. Interesting, Ramrod's note that "nobody serves breakfast". In my many times in the UK, I'd say that pretty much every place serves breakfast..... I've racked up about 8 weeks total driving in the UK. You adjust quickly; not hard at all..... Love the place. As for London; Samuel Johnson said, "when you're tired of London, you're tired of life." I agree with him!
  3. Winter tent camping is great but for me it's "hot camping": an outfitters'-type tent with a wood stove and cots. Do a lot of it with kids and grandkids. I definitely agree you get a tolerance for cold-- as long as you're prepared for it! Wool is best, but modern polyester fleece has a place. Both keep you warm if wet, the main thing in winter. I use a lot of wool but still have polypro pullovers and especially long underwear. But mostly I use wool pants and shirts.
  4. Here's a question: does anybody know of a good, readable, even adventurous book about wartime logistics, or logistics units? All good military histories will devote some ink to logistics; mostly to acknowledge the importance, etc. They may have an example or two. Everybody knows that an "army travels on its stomach", etc. Everybody pays some passing homage to logistics. We all read about how the railroads were torn up, then repaired, in the Civil War, to use just one example. But it never has much detail. But is there a really good book (or more) about it? Stories of how the supplies were organized, how they got through tough opposition, on and on? There must have been a lot more guys in logistics than in combat, and there must be many stories to tell, from many eras. There must be some little-known gem out there about the subject.....
  5. I'd visit England while you're at it; pretty nice place, you might say--- and in the neighborhood. Scotland is very nice. It's cold there sometimes.
  6. My dad's take (as indicated, he was there, with several friends interned) was simpler: you couldn't tell who the "Germans" were. As for the Italian-Americans, I don't think anybody ever worried much about them.
  7. My dad had several high school friends who were interned. The Puget Sound area had lots of Japanese-ancestry families, especially in the local farming communities. His observation was that it was powerfully unfair but that the early-war hysteria was big, and it served a protective purpose to some degree. But that it went on too long, long after there was any question of necessity. One issue seldom talked about is how neighbors, etc. reacted. Some acted very nobly, farming the land, paying the taxes on behalf of their interned neighbors, and banking rents for them. Others far less so; buying their land at forced tax sales and otherwise taking advantage of them without recompense.
  8. Great place to visit in the winter, from dark cold places further north.
  9. I was recruited into a public agency practice unexpectedly after 34 years of private practice. I've enjoyed it very much. I'd do it again.
  10. I don't have a photo on my license to practice law, either. Or some other licenses I have held.
  11. My state-issued concealed pistol license has no photograph and I never would have considered it ID.
  12. Yes, and I recall Doc S was a brier pipe man, too.... Nubbins Colt was another I was thinking of.
  13. I remember Sixgun Shorty used to talk about W3G quite a bit. Miss his posts. And Nubbins Colt? Glad to see Tennessee Stud posting again. Sorry, thread drift; don't myself know what became of those gents....
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