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The link to this updated version has been lost, so here it is again.

The subject of post-war British Army green paints that has fascinated me for over 35 years, but it has proved very difficult to find, let alone untangle tangible evidence from fading memories, misunderstandings & general misinformation.

This tells the story of the interactions of finance, politics, strategic requirements, tactical needs, changing legislation, logistics, environmental issues, expediency etc

I have included a number of extracts from documents and my reference sources, so that anyone can check up on me or pursue their own research from these starting points.

It was considered to have too much text for our club magazine, but a copy is held in Library of Bovington Tank Museum for researchers to access.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y3icx5761al00u9/AACGqQrN2TXeNJfPce5kqLtia?dl=0

 

 

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Clive,

I would like to thank you for all the great bodies of work you have been responsible for like this one. You have done so much for our hobby in the way of explaining such technical matters.

While I have never met you in person I have read your materials for a great number of years and have always been amazed at the level of research you  have undertaken to arrive at the finished body of work.

Thank you so much for doing this. A quite fascinating read and well worth the time to understand.

 

 

 

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Thank you Robin, actually we have met many years ago.

I have just changed the Dropbox link as I put in v1.02 & now changed it v1.03

It saddens me that I couldn't get it published, but apparently it exceeds the text to photo ratio that is required. Seemingly people don't like to have to read too much these days & prefer perusing photos. I realise there is some detail in there that may not intrigue everyone but it all forms the evidence of what was going on at the time. 

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A really interesting article, thanks for that, Clive - my evening reading tonight!  It is a shame that articles like this don't get published - as you say, most magazines want a two or three page article with 10 - 14 photos, which leaves little space for anything in depth.  Again, this should be archived on this forum somewhere.

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