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Old 13-12-06, 15:51
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Default The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War

I think I have posted this link on this forum before, but here it goes again anyway to make sure

The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945 | NZETC
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-corpus-WH2.html
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Old 13-12-06, 16:16
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Default Another Great Archive Site

Thanks Hanno

Wonderful archive site lots of very interesting photographs many if not most that I have never seen before. Did a quick search "Search Results
Your search for "Radio and truck" found 1268 results." with many great photos of Pattern 11 and 12s.

I can foresee many hours of enjoyable archive searching. By the way what is the exchange rate from New Zealand Dollars to US lots of interesting stuff available on CD.

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Old 13-12-06, 16:56
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Rare Find

Just clicked a text section more or less at random and found wonderful writing, If this is typical of entire history an extremely good job of editing and writing has been made available again some 50 years after it was first published. My random selection http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Mech-c5.html

Now back to my reading

Thank you

Phil

Back again hour later

Wonderful reading – just set the computer to reading out loud “4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies” http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Mech-c6.html so much interesting information about driving what I would assume are largely CMPs across the desert.

“Too much petrol has been used up in yesterday's 50-mile move, about 40,000 gallons instead of the estimated 25,000. One gallon, instead of taking a vehicle the estimated six miles, has lasted for only three and three-quarter miles”

Speeking of blackout driving

“Following a three-tonner is like driving along a lighted highway compared with the lot of the driver who has to follow a gun limber. The black outline of the large three-tonner can be seen at least a couple of yards away and a driver coming out of a dust cloud has sufficient time to brake. The driver behind the artillery waggons has no warning until he sees a gun barrel poking almost through his windscreen.
Nobody ever wants to travel behind the ack-ack.”

Or

“The performance of the four-wheel-drive lorries this night is amazing. Truck after truck lurches up steep gradients and with a final twist rights itself and continues after the vanishing column. On worse than usual banks, tracked vehicles and breakdown wagons from workshops sections come to the assistance of the struggling drivers and trucks. Descending the escarpments is, if anything, a more tricky process and many a driver suddenly finds himself running along the edge of an escarpment with the lorry gradually leaning more and more to one side. How does the land lie out there in all that blackness? To even the truck up now, should the driver pull the steering wheel to the right or to the left? That many vehicles don't capsize is a compliment to the drivers and to the makers. One 6 RMT driver, skilled in the handling of coal lorries for years before the war, comes down one of these escarpments safely. Reaching flat ground he changes, he thinks, to normal gear. He doesn't know he has changed into reverse gear, and back he goes, retreating innocently into the night until his spare driver notices something's not according to Hoyle.”

Been sitting here listening to the computer read as I work on other stuff and it is very enjoyable, now if I can only find the MicroSoft voice with a New Zealand accent to read it to me.
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Old 13-12-06, 22:01
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Default Exchange rate

$1.00 nz = about 64cents U.S.
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Old 14-12-06, 00:02
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Default Now I'll have to figure out what the set cost

Thanks, Lynn, now I'll have to see what the box set will cost. Think the library my wife works at needs to start a New Zealand, Australian, and Canadian collection, ah heck lets make it a Common Wealth history collection, time to start searching for grant money.

Thanks again all

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Old 16-12-06, 04:03
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ma yappy this is the link ,check out these books online.
thanks hanno, i have two of these books in my library at
home. 20th battalion and armoured regiment and 27(machine gun) battalion.
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Old 16-12-06, 05:54
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Default Re: Exchange rate

Quote:
Originally posted by Lynn Eades
$1.00 nz = about 64cents U.S.
Thats about what the US dollar used to be compared to our Canadian, not so long ago. We loved receiving American dollars and converting it at home here to get way more than a Canadian dollar
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Old 16-12-06, 05:56
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ma yappy this is the link ,check out these books online.
thanks hanno, i have two of these books in my library at
home. 20th battalion and armoured regiment and 27(machine gun) battalion.
Thanks Ken ... I''m assuming you mean the link that Hanno posted and did not forget to post a link in this message of your? ?

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Old 16-12-06, 19:33
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Default nz military history

hi ma yappy, it was the link i posted that wouldnt work for you ,or me when i tried it to this site.
i typed in something wrong because it worked of my favorites.
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