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Old 10-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #21
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I was told or read somewere that the British during the first world war had to broker a deal using the Swiss as gobetween with the Germans for glass and scopes for thier sniper riffles. Has anyone else hered of this.
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I was told or read somewere that the British during the first world war had to broker a deal using the Swiss as gobetween with the Germans for glass and scopes for thier sniper riffles. Has anyone else hered of this.
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This is correct. The Germans needed rubber, and the Brits needed scopes for their sniper rifles.

Odd arrangement, that cost many lives on both sides.
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WoW war makes strange bed fellows.
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