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Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Arming Tars (was Divine Service)

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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Very good point, Ed. Vic Suthren ... From: To: Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 8:29 AM Subject: Re: [WarOf1812]
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      Very good point, Ed.

      Vic Suthren
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <Armchairadm@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 8:29 AM
      Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Arming Tars (was Divine Service)


      > Vic.
      > I agree with your analysis of what would have been carried by a
      Naval
      > Landing Party operating on shore for length of time. Aside from the
      generally
      > useless nature of a cutlass in an infantry fight, anyone who has tried to
      > march any distance with a cutlass swinging about from their belt knows
      what a
      > pain in the ass it is. However I think it quite possible that cutlasses
      may have
      > been issued to Naval Gun Crews when operating on shore. In that
      circumstance
      > they would have been of some value if your Gun Position was about to be
      > overrun.
      >
      > Ed B.
      >
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      > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
      square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
      square miles...
      >
      > Unit Contact information for North America:
      > ---------------------------------
      > Crown Forces Unit Listing:
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