Master Chan Tin Sang (1924-1993) fought in the People’s Militia in Hong Kong! Between 1941-1945, the Hakka Chinese people of the New Territories Area lost
The concept of the ‘carbine’ may well have originated during the late 1500s in France and referred to the weapon these ‘Light’ Cavalrymen used to carry. In this instance, this may well have been a ‘slang’ term used in the French language which referred to mounted archers from Flanders who were considered deadly shots and sure bringers of ‘death’! (The association is unclear but may refer to an assumed connection between the ‘carrion beetle’ and the ‘plague’, etc). Whatever the origin, a ‘carbine’ appears to refer to a ‘short’ and highly effective weapon carried when sat in the saddle and used when riding the horse whether into or out of battle. The 1938 ‘Carbine’ Model measured just 1020 mm (or 3.4 feet) long (minus a bayonet) – and fired a round measuring 7.62 mm! The ‘Carbine’ Model 1938 was sighted to fire up to 1000 meters! The Izhevsk Machine-Manufacturing Plant was the only place equipped for producing this ‘Carbine’ between 1941-1942 – during the height of the ‘Great Patriotic war’ – when the workers of this factory produced over 1,106,510 which were sent immediately for frontline service!
A ‘Red Army’ is not an ordinary army. It is not a bourgeois army designed to protect and propagate the exploitation inherent within the predatory
69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot – Battle of Quatre Bras (1815) Dear Diane Wyles (Mum) I researched the 69th South Lincolnshire Regiment that fought at
Joseph Stalin – as the ‘elected’ General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – was understandably ‘disappointed’ when the initial results were
Brixham Heritage Museum After visiting Brixham Heritage Museum, we then travelled by car (about a 10 minute drive) to Berry Head. This is where we