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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:18 pm 
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I'd say that that would be spot on, yes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:41 am 
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Craiglxviii wrote:
I'd say that that would be spot on, yes.


The problem is that the Royal Neterlands Marine Corps does not use the M-14 in service not even as a ceremonial weapon. The Marines might have some Accuracy International Arctic Warfare bolt-action sniper rifles onboard and some knowledge about modern bolt-action rifles but not a example of a M-14.

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They don't need an example, do they? They need knowledge of the layout. After all, the M14 concept (semi-automatic rifle, full bore shortened cartridge) is directly translatable to the M1 Garand already designed, if not in service over in the USA. The M-14 is based on the M1 Garand design in any case, it was developed from it.
30-06 cal to 7.62 x 51mm NATO isn't a huge leap of imagination- a 30-06 round with case shortened to 51mm- and I'd suspect that the 2000's era task force might have a few rounds of 7.62mm NATO aboard for Springfield Armoury to reverse-engineer their designs to.

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Craiglxviii wrote:
They don't need an example, do they? They need knowledge of the layout. After all, the M14 concept (semi-automatic rifle, full bore shortened cartridge) is directly translatable to the M1 Garand already designed, if not in service over in the USA. The M-14 is based on the M1 Garand design in any case, it was developed from it.
30-06 cal to 7.62 x 51mm NATO isn't a huge leap of imagination- a 30-06 round with case shortened to 51mm- and I'd suspect that the 2000's era task force might have a few rounds of 7.62mm NATO aboard for Springfield Armoury to reverse-engineer their designs to.


I think that Artillerie-Inrichtingen (A.I.), the state own company in charge of producing much of the Netherlands weapons can easy produce a weapon like that, they even produced the AR-10 battle rifle in the 1950s under license.

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August 6th 1940

The Supreme Soviet accepts Estonia as the 16th republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

British prime minster Halifax approves the proposal of Minister of Shipping Ronald Cross to have all ships belonging to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania currently in British ports to be seized.

August 7th 1940

The Supreme Soviet accepts Latvia as the 17th and Lithuania as the 18th republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics a day after Estonia was already made part of the Soviet Union.

August 8th 1940

Fokker delivers the second of five ordered Fokker T.VIII-W/C twin-engine torpedo-bomber and reconnaissance floatplanes to the Finnish Air Force.

During a ceremony at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel the third member of the Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser KMS Prinz Eugen is commissioned which was also attended by Reichspräsident (English: President of the Reich) Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdele, Commanders-in-Chief (German: Oberbefehlshaber der Marine) of the Kriegsmarine Großadmiral Raeder and the Regent of Hungary, Admiral Miklós Horthy (he commanded the battleship SMS Prinz Eugen from November 24th 1917 to March 1st 1918).

August 9th 1940

The Soviet Union closes down all of the Philips plants in Lithuania and informs all of its foreign employers, including Jan Zwartendijk who directs all Philips plants in Lithuania that they are no longer needed and therefore are requested to leave the Soviet Union.

Java-class light cruiser HNLMS Sumatra (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Sumatra) departs naval base Den Helder for the Netherlands East Indies where she will join her sister ship HNLMS Java, De Ruyter-class light cruiser HNLMS De Ruyter (Dutch: Hr.Ms. De Ruyter), Tromp-class light cruiser HNLMS Tromp (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Tromp) and seven Admiralen-class destroyers who are operating out of the Netherlands East Indies.

August 10th 1940

The Polish government reestablish Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A, an airline which before the German invasion of Poland was the flag carrier of the country.

Elli-class protected cruiser HHMS Elli takes part in the celebrations of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos while at anchor near the island of Tinos (in OTL she was sunk by a Italian submarine on this date).

Sir Donald Somervell, Attorney General for England and Wales informs British prime minster Halifax that he thinks that Norman Baillie-Stewart a former British army officer who is known as one of the persons associated with the nickname Lord Haw-Haw in prison sins June 20th 1940 cannot successfully be tried on charges of high treason, committed by taking German citizenship in March 1940 and instead has decided to try him on the lesser charge of "committing an act likely to assist the enemy" during the Seven Months War.

August 11th 1940

The Oberkommando der Marine, the Supreme High Command of the German Navy makes the decision to have Grampus-class mine-laying submarine HMS Seal, return to the Royal Navy as a symbolic gesture to their British counterparts. HMS Seal which was the only British submarine they captured at sea during the Seven Months War had a crew of 57 officers and sailors of HMS Seal which a couple of days after the signing of the Peace Treaty of Brussels where sent onboard a train which brought them to neutral Belgium where they were later picked up by the Royal Navy.

A Category 2 hurricane struck the Georgia and South Carolina coast in the United States of Americas killing fifty people.

August 12th 1940

The headquarters of the 1st Czechoslovak Division (under the control of the Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee ore informally known as the Provisional Government of Czechoslovakia) arrives in the West Polish city of Kraków, the closet major city near German occupied Czechoslovakia and the German puppet state of the Slovak Republic. While the 1st Czechoslovak Division is setting up shop in Kraków, the Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee under the leadership of former Czechoslovak President, Edvard Beneš who accepted the invitation by the West Polish Government to relocate their committee and the 1st Czechoslovak Division begin to arrive in the capitol of the Polish Third Republic.

August 13th 1940

The first O 21-class submarine, HNLMS O 21 is commissioned with the Royal Netherlands Navy with three more of here class (O 22, O 23 and O 24) expected to be commissioned by the end of 1940 and with four more to be commissioned in 1941.

A Royal Australia Air force (RAAF) Lockheed Hudson A16-97, crashed in hilly country about eight miles from Canberra killing four crew, three members of the Australian Cabinet (Minister for the Army and Repatriation Brigadier Geoffrey Austin Street, Minister for Air and Civil Aviation James Valentine Fairbairn and Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research Sir Henry Somer Gullett) and the Chief of the General Staff General Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White.

Jan van Amstel-class minesweepers HNLMS Willem van Ewijck, HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst and HNLMS Pieter Florisz begin sweeping the minefield designated "Schulpengat Buiten " which was laid by the minelayer HNLMS Willem van der Zaan on September 3rd 1939 but now that there is no need for minefields and to prevent any ship from being harmed the Royal Netherlands Navy has decided to remove all minefields that where laid in the period of the Seven Months War.

August 14th 1940

The Netherlands tugboat named Zwarte Zee the strongest tugboat in the world and own by L. Smit & Co`s Internationale departs Den Helder with an assignment to tow Orzeł-class submarine ORP Sęp still in Sweden to De Schelde and Rotterdamse Shipyards, Netherlands.

Former Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš now leader of the Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee (or informally known as the Provisional Government of Czechoslovakia) arrives in the Polish Third Republic capital of Warsaw and meets in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (Polish: Kancelaria Prezesa Rady Ministrów) Prime Minister Władysław where they discuss the reestablishment of Czechoslovakia-Poland relations who began when thy where invited by the West Polish Government to relocate their committee and the 1st Czechoslovak Division on July 28th 1940.

August 15th 1940

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), the British state-owned airline transfer two Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra to the reestablish Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.

Leader of the Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee Edvard Beneš visit the headquarters of the 1st Czechoslovak Division in the West Polish city of Kraków.

Royal Air Force No. 54 Squadron based at RAF Hornchurch becomes the first squadron to receive the Supermarine Spitfire Mk II (the Mk II and the yet to produce Mk III are going the last of the early Merlin-powered variants with the Spitfire Mk V who was previous known as the Spitfire GM V being the first Spitfire to be designed using knowledge obtain from the Netherlands Research and Development Organization (Dutch: Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling Deinst).

Soviet Army Colonel Pavel Batitsky and Chief of Staff of Soviet military advisers at the headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek dies of a heart attack at age 30 (in an alternate future Pavel Batitsky would be chosen to execute Lavrenty Beria).

August 16th 1940

The Royal Hungarian Army (Hungarian: Magyar Királyi Honvédség) orders another batch of twenty Toldi I 38M light tanks bringing the total ordered Toldi I to 62.

Lavrentiy Beria chief of the Soviet security and secret police smiled when he again toughed about the unknown Soviet Colonel Pavel Batitsky who the previous day at age 30 had died of a heart attack, it was not hard to make it look like a heart attack, thanks to the iPedia app installed on his iPad 6 (iPedia app no longer works but the iPad 6 works fine) he managed to find about his future and when he read who was to shoot hem he of course had to take care of it. Lucky for Beria this opponent of him was a low raking officer somewhere in China who could be easy deal with, other however who might be high ranking he had to be careful with, but thanks to the knowledge he now possess, Beria knew that would not be a problem for him.

Generaloberst and the Chief of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (OKL) General Staff Generaloberst Hans Jeschonnek who with the death of Reichsmarschall Herman Göring on May 18th 1940 is the new supreme commander of the Luftwaffe during a meeting with Reichspräsident (English: President of the Reich) Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdele have a discussion about who should become the new Minister of Aviation (German: Reichsluftfahrtministerium, RLM), after some debate the come to the conclusion that Generaloberst Erhard Milch should become the new Minister of Aviation.

The first transport ship carrying some of the 15,830 soldiers and officers belonging to the Polish 2nd Rifle Division (Polish: 2 Dywizja Strzelców Pieszych ), formerly part of the now disbanded Polish Army in France arrives in the port of at Gdynia Naval Base, Poland.

August 17th 1940

The 3rd 'Dęblin' Fighter Squadron and 4th 'Łódź' Fighter Squadron are activated at the Krosno Airport located near the town of Krosno. The two fighter squadron each operate 9 Bloch MB.152 fighters with the ultimate goal to supplement their numbers with additional Koolhoven F.K.58 fighters.

In the United states, the former Democrat Wendell Willkie, delivered his formal acceptance speech as the Republican nominee for president from his home in Elwood, Indiana.

The Duke of Windsor is sworn in as governor-general of Bermuda.

200 Czechoslovaks (they were part of the Czechoslovak Legion in the then Polish Second Republic) interned by the Romanians at Jarmolinka on September 19th 1939 when they crossed into Romania are released and sent over the border to Polish Third Republic where they are welcomed by several officers of the 1st Czechoslovak Division.

August 18th 1940

Admiral G.C. Dickens, the British naval attaché in The Hague informs Chief of Naval Staff Admiral J.Th. Furstner that Leander-class light cruiser HMS Ajax has been nominated for service In the Baltics. Admiral J.Th. Furstner tells then that the Germans might be offended if HMS Ajax would serve in the Baltics in which Admiral G.C. Dickens responds, that was the reasons why First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill chose HMS Ajax in the first place.

Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a representative of Polish Prime Minister Władysław arrives in Helsinki where he is to convey a message from Prime Minister Władysław to Chief of Defence of the Finnish Defence Forces Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim about setting up a defense cooperation between them in face of increasing hostile both countries are facing with the Soviet Union.

The keel of the Cleveland-class Light Cruiser USS Columbia is laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, United States.

Netherlands tugboat named Zwarte Zee arrives in the Swedish shipbuilder owned and operated Kockums MV A/B shipyard in Malmö.

August 19th 1940

German Minister of Justice, Franz Gürtner makes it public true a radio message that the trail of Reinhard Heydrich and Joseph Goebbels will begin on September 8th 1940 at a secure location somewhere in Germany (the location is not mention in order to prevent Heydrich and Goebbels from being rescued by their sympathizers and to prevent them from disclosing the fact that they are simple scapegoats who were blamed for the death of Adolf Hitler).

A meeting between United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King in Heuvelton near Ogdensburg, New York where President Franklin D. Roosevelt discuss the creation of a joint North America defense board who role it is provide policy-level consultation on bilateral defense matters. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King however informs Roosevelt that he has to reject the creation of a joint North America defense board at this moment.

The Chinese city of Chongqing is bomb by fifty four G3M2 Type 96 bombers escorting by twelve A6M2 Model 11 Zero fighters which is the first combat mission of the Zero fighter.

50 Renault R35 light tanks who were part of batch of a hundred ordered before April 1939 by Poland fifty (the first 50 had arrived in Poland in July 1939 but the majority of them where destroyed during the German invasion of Poland) arrive at Gdynia Naval Base as part of the agreement made by the French government on July 25th 1940 to rebuild the Polish army by supplying them with the needed military hardware. The Renault R35 light tanks will be assigned to the 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade which at this moment operates two armored regiments (the 1st Polish armored regiment and the 2nd Polish armored regiment) who together operate 12 Renault FT light tanks, 24 Hotchkiss H35 light tanks, 10 7TP light tanks, 18 TK (TK-3) tankettes and 4 Panzer III Ausf. D medium tanks.

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20th August 20th 1940

Z28, the sixth Type 1936A-class destroyer (or known by the British and French as the Narvik-class destroyers) is launched in Bremen by AG Weser shipyard.

General Stanisław Maczek commander of the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Polish: 10 Brygada Kawalerii Pancernej) at Gdynia Naval Base inspect the R35 light tanks who had arrived the previous day.

The first flight of a production model of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber happens in the United States of America.

Mao's Chinese Communist guerrilla forces open a campaign against bridges, tunnels, rail lines, and other installations in Japanese-occupied Hebei province and Shanhsi province.

Japanese bombers conduct major raid against Chungking.

In the city of Königsberg, capitol of the German Province of East Prussia (Provinz Ostpreußen ) Kazys Škirpa, Lithuanian military attaché to Germany (representing Kārlis Reinholds Zariņš Ambassador and Consul General of Latvia in the United Kingdom and the de-facto head of the Latvia government in exile) meets with both President of Lithuania Antanas Smetona and Prime Minister Kaarel Eenpalu where they discuss if it would be a good idea to invite the Polish Third Republic in forming a anti Soviet coalition.

August 21st 1940

Leon Trotsky is assassinated by a Stalinist agent while in exile in Mexico City.

Secretary of State for War Oliver Stanley informs Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Brooke that he is appointed command of the yet to be raised British Army in Poland (BAP) which will consist of two divisions and supporting units. The British Army in Poland will when deployed be the largest in the British-French-Netherlands force (Poland Stabilization Force) deployed in the Polish Third Republic (as of now the Poland Stabilization Force consist of the French Foreign Legion, 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade and the Royal Netherlands 2nd (future) Marine Battalion).

Military attaché of the Netherlands Embassy in France, Major Albert de Ruyter van Steveninck is informed by a French Army officer that first shipment of Renault R40 light tanks (number still to be determent) could be send to the Netherlands in October 1940.

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Map showing the Polish Third Republic (West Poland) situated between the Soviet Union and Germany as of August 21st 1940.

(Red) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик).

(Grey) Third Reich (German: Drittes Reich)

(White) West Poland but officially called the Third Polish Republic" (Polish: III Rzeczpospolita).

August 22nd 1940

Rear Admiral Willem de Friest is briefed that a young Lieutenant has committed suicide, the seventh suicide by a member of the Taskforce 2017 sins it appearances in 1940. Rear Admiral Willem de Friest did not know the Lieutenant in person but from what he had heard, the young Lieutenant had a girlfriend and that they were expecting their first child together in 2017, Rear Admiral Willem de Friest only could wonder how many more would take their lives, Admiral Willem de Friest could only hope that the officers and sailors of Taskforce 2017 would do their best despite them having lost their families, their friends, everything they knew.

James V. Forrestal becomes United States Undersecretary of the Navy.

Grimsby-class sloop HMAS Warrego is commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (the Royal Australian Navy has now gotten now four Grimsby-class sloop in service).

August 23rd 1940

Orzeł-class submarine ORP Sęp towed by Netherlands tugboat named Zwarte Zee arrives at De Schelde and Rotterdamse Shipyards, Netherlands.

Generaloberst Erhard Milch becomes the new Minister of Aviation (German: Reichsluftfahrtministerium, RLM), the second Minister of Aviation sins the establishment of the ministry in 1933.

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Augusts 24th 1940

The Bismarck-class battleship KMS Bismarck is officially commissioned at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard under Captain Ernst Lindemann.

Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Brooke, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the British Army in Poland (BAP) request to have the 3rd Division under the command of Major-General Bernard Montgomery and the 4th Infantry Division under the command of Major General Dudley Graham Johnson approved (both divisions where under his command when he commanded the II Corps of the British Expeditionary Force and he has good working relationship with both Major-General Bernard Montgomery and Major General Dudley Graham Johnson).

Augusts 25th 1940

Royal Navy Leander-class light cruiser HMS Ajax departs the United Kingdom for its three day journey towards the Baltics where it will join the already Royal Netherlands Navy present ships operating out of Gdynia Naval Base, Poland.

President of Lithuania Antanas Smetona and Prime Minister Kaarel Eenpalu of Estonia arrive in secret in the Polish Third Republic capital of Warsaw where they meet with Polish Prime Minister Władysław to discuss the Lithuania-Estonia suggestion into forming a anti Soviet coalition with the Polish Third Republic.

Augusts 26th 1940

French ambassador to Spain, Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France and the Lion of Verdun dies in his sleep of a heart attack, in his residency in Spain at the age of 85 (because Germany never invaded France he remained the French ambassador to Spain).

Polish Prime Minister Władysław meets with President of Lithuania Antanas Smetona and Prime Minister Kaarel Eenpalu of Estonia a second time to discuss their suggestion into forming a anti Soviet coalition with his country.

Augusts 27th 1940

Regia Aeronautica (English: Italian Royal Air Force) Caproni Campini N.1, also known as the C.C.2, an experimental aircraft powered by a motorjet takes off for its first test flight somewhere in Italy.

On the third and last day Polish Prime Minister Sikorski, President of Lithuania Antanas Smetona and Prime Minister Kaarel Eenpalu of Estonia come to an agreement that will see their countries working closer with each other, the wish of both the president of Lithuania and prime minister of Estonia to create a anti Soviet coalition is for now put on hold as Prime Minister Sikorski feels his country has already too much problem dealing with the Soviet Union as it is, creating a anti Soviet coalition might escalate things more, something the young Polish Third Republic (West Poland) for now has no desire for.

United States President Roosevelt signs a joint resolution authorizing him to call National Guard and Army Reserve components into federal service for one year.

Augusts 28th 1940

DAF thanks to the assistance of the Netherlands Research and Development Organization (Dutch: Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling Deinst) finished the design of the PWI-40 (the PWI-40 is the 1940s version of the DAF YP-408 of which it is based on with the PWI standing for in Dutch as Pantser Wiel Infanterie or translated into English as Armored Wheel Infantry).

After having spent five days in Montevideo, Uruguay, United States Navy heavy cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed for Buenos Aires, Argentina (the USS Wichita and USS Quincy are visiting South America "to furnish a reminder of the strength and the range of action of the armed forces of the United States ”).

Royal Navy Leander-class light cruiser HMS Ajax only several miles from Gdynia Naval Base, Poland is joined by De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen who has come to escort the light cruiser into the harbor.

Java-class light cruiser HNLMS Sumatra (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Sumatra) arrives at the Portugese harbor of Lobito, Portugese Africa having been underway sins August 9th 1940.

At his residence in the Polish Third Republic capital of Warsaw which also acts as the headquarters of Czechoslovak National Liberation Committee, Edvard Beneš, the leader of the committee meets with deputy of minister of national defense in Czechoslovak government-in-exile and commander of the Free Czechoslovak army (consisting only of the 1st Czechoslovak Division in the West Polish city of Kraków) General Rudolf Viest where Edvard Beneš informs him that he has been in contact with anti-Tiso elements in the Slovak Army (the Slovak Army consist of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Infantry Divisions) who are planning to launch a coup and remove President of Slovakia Jozef Tiso from power (the anti-Tiso elements want a democratic and fully independent Slovak Republic free from Germany).

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