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Centenary Of The Armistice & Remembrance Day

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Centenary Of The Armistice & Remembrance Day

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, a creative public program will run at the Australian War Memorial from 5 October to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018.

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Deep Sea Diving: "Using the Standard Deep Sea Diving Outfit" 1966 US Navy Training Film

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Deep Sea Diving: "Using the Standard Deep Sea Diving Outfit" 1966 US Navy Training Film

Ever wondered how the Deep Sea Diving outfit which included the Mark V helmet was used? If you did then you'll love this 1966 US Navy training video that shows how it was used.

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Pickelhaube Helmet - It's origins & history

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Pickelhaube Helmet - It's origins & history

"The distinctive spiked helmet, the so-called Pickelhaube, although it had existed previously, and not only in the German Empire, was symbolic for the Wilhelmine period, for the Imperial Army, and German militarism in general..."

"The Pickelhaube is still part of the parade/ceremonial uniform of the Life Guards of Sweden, the National Republican Guard (GNR) of Portugal, the military academies of Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, the Military College of Bolivia, the Army Central Band and Army School Bands of Chile, the Chilean Army's 1st Cavalry and 1st Artillery Regiments, and the Presidential Guard Battalion and National Police of Colombia..."

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What Turntable Is Best For You?

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What Turntable Is Best For You?

As much as Google is our friend, doing a cursory search for “turntable” is sort of like accidentally yanking the faucet off your sink and flooding your bathroom. There’s just too much stuff. There’s a lot of conflicting opinion and stated facts and it can be way too much to take in at once.

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How to Fight Like a Victorian Gentleman Using a Walking Stick

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How to Fight Like a Victorian Gentleman Using a Walking Stick

Bartitsu, the Sherlock Holmes art of self-defense, using a walking stick is making a come back.
"Bartitsu was developed by Edward Barton-Wright, a British engineer who moved to Japan in 1895. After returning to London, just before the turn of the century, he created a mixed martial art hybrid, combining elements of judo, jujitsu, British boxing, and fighting with a walking stick."

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