Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in General

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Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in General

Postby webby » Fri May 28, 2010 8:59 am

Courtesy to Yith for the find.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi5_fM379yc[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXjRFKSYQIQ[/youtube]
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby webby » Fri May 28, 2010 9:01 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBmv2yucrNQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6DG-YBUDzk[/youtube]
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby HeadShot » Fri May 28, 2010 9:24 am

Superb clips!

In the first video at 1'34" it looks like they're using a Vickers. Might just be a trick of the light.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby webby » Fri May 28, 2010 9:27 am

US did use Vickers throughout the war, although they were phased out by the .30cal slowly throughout the war.

It's def. a vickers, you can see the water cooler pipe and iconic mount they sat on
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Yith » Fri May 28, 2010 9:42 am

Steve, 2nd vid... 1:05 close up of what looks like Corcorans to me.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri May 28, 2010 9:45 am

Nice!
I was concentrating on their feet too. Seems to be Corcorans, buckle boots and and some sort of short gaitor only?
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Yith » Fri May 28, 2010 9:47 am

The short gaitors may be leggings with the trousers severely bloused over them.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri May 28, 2010 9:51 am

It doesn't look like it - no one has anything on their calves at all and that would be a hell of a blousing to get the trouser leg that low. Did they cut them down perhaps?
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Yith » Fri May 28, 2010 10:01 am

It is possible they are cut down a bit... but they're certainly bloused a bit!
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Lardassmonkey » Fri May 28, 2010 10:21 am

In the first video at 1'34" it looks like they're using a Vickers. Might just be a trick of the light.



Looks like a Browning M1917 to me, which is what its be far more likely to be.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Poacher » Fri May 28, 2010 10:44 am

Agreed, without doubt an M1917 browning mg. Not big enough to be a Vickers.
webby wrote:US did use Vickers throughout the war

That's something I have never heard of. What do you base it on?
They had them in the early part of their involvement in WW1 but never heard of them in WW2.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby HeadShot » Fri May 28, 2010 11:04 am

Lardassmonkey wrote:
In the first video at 1'34" it looks like they're using a Vickers. Might just be a trick of the light.



Looks like a Browning M1917 to me, which is what its be far more likely to be.


Yes, my historic knowledge of guns is very limited. My brain is filled with other things....and I can't be bothered!! ;)

Yith wrote:Steve, 2nd vid... 1:05 close up of what looks like Corcorans to me.


Oh yeah. And at 0'57".
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby HeadShot » Fri May 28, 2010 11:18 am

Also at 1'27" in the third video I'm pretty sure that a there's a black/Asian German prisoner. He's quite short and in between two other white guys.
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby webby » Fri May 28, 2010 11:23 am

Poacher wrote:without doubt an M1917 browning mg


Interestingly that's what I meant, meaning they used that one throughout most of the war... :slap:
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Re: Colour Vids of the 36th in Dragoon and Dragoon in Genera

Postby Wladek » Fri May 28, 2010 11:58 am

oo, very nice

HeadShot wrote:Also at 1'27" in the third video I'm pretty sure that a there's a black/Asian German prisoner. He's quite short and in between two other white guys.


A lot of the Axis forces defending the coastline were conscripts from the east, including from places like Azerbaijan so I would suspect he is from such a unit.
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