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New article: Operation Outward

Post by Russell Phillips » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 am

There's a new article on the website: Operation Outward: Military Success For Very Little Outlay by Grant Parkin.
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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:11 pm

thanks for that Russell :)

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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by Russell Phillips » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:54 pm

I had intended to post here every time a new article was posted, but this is the first time I remembered to do it :oops:

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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by David Reasoner » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks for posting! A very interesting read. The Japanese took advantage of the prevailing jet stream winds to deploy balloon weapons against the U.S. and Canada during the war as well.

https://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontr ... F-0009.pdf

Even after almost 75 years, they still occasionally turn up over here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-histor ... loon-bombs

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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by Fire-at-Will » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 am

Thanks, an interesting read
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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by Russell Phillips » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:37 am

David Reasoner wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 pm
The Japanese took advantage of the prevailing jet stream winds to deploy balloon weapons against the U.S. and Canada during the war as well.
I'd heard of the Japanese bomb balloons before, but Grant's article was the first time I'd heard of the British using barrage balloons offensively.
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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:56 pm

Likewise I saw a documentary years ago on the Japanese balloons ,but the Brit Barrage balloon effort was news to me.

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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by granty101 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:16 pm

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:56 pm
the Brit Barrage balloon effort was news to me.
I wrote that!! I wrote that!! :lol:

Seriously, a mention of something on this forum set me off to research it, and I'm glad it's attracting attention.

At the end of the day, the comments/feedback, have been a bit of an 'ego boost', as it proves people are reading what we write, (whether it was in the old Journal, or now online), and makes you realise the SOTCW isn't 'dead in the water', and still has something to offer.

Thanks also go to Russ Philips for editing and then posting it, so come on people, write something and send it in!!!

Grant (A very happy bunny at present) :D
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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm

Grant I must confess ..I didn't even know about the website until Russell posted about your article...now some may say WTF and they would be right but now I know its there ,im well pleased to have found it ,your stuff is always interesting if unusual
so please keep posting mate. cheers and thanks :D :D :D
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Re: New article: Operation Outward

Post by granty101 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:24 pm

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Grant I must confess ..I didn't even know about the website until Russell posted about your article...now some may say WTF and they would be right but now I know its there ,im well please to have found it ,your stuff is always interesting if unusual
so please keep posting mate. cheers and thanks :D :D :D
Nee worries John, this is why I'm in the SOTCW...to exchange information. :D

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