De Lisle Silenced Commando Carbine

Designed around an adapted MkIII Lee-Enfield action and stock the De Lisle is chambered in .45ACP, accepting slightly modified .45 calibre Colt 1911 pistol magazines rather than Lee Enfield’s usual 10-round .303 magazine. The key element of the De Lisle’s design was the 21 cm long integral barrel sound suppressor (silencer).  The suppressor allowed propellent gas from the rifles .45 cartridge to bleed out of the barrel quietening the sound of the round leaving the muzzle.  

The weapon was developed by engineer William Godfray de Lisle & Major Sir Malcolm Campbell of the office of Combined Operations (later famous for his land and water speed records).  The carbine was originally chambered in .22 but when De Lisle offered the carbine to the Allied Combined Operations a 9mm version was requested.  The 9mm prototype however was a failure due to the light weight and high velocity of the round.  The carbine was then rechambered to accept .45 ACP and was found to be extremely quiet due to the round’s lower velocity and the carbine’s suppressed barrel. 

The prototype development was completed by 1942 and was followed by a production run at the Sterling Armaments Company, later known for their submachine gun, with around 150 being built throughout the war with a later model featuring a folding metal stock.   Sterling also developed a version with a folding stock intended to be more compact for possible use by paratroops.  However, only two of these paratroop De Lisle’s were produced.

De Lisle carbine with folding metal stock (source)

It was issued to British Commando units and the SOE (Special Operations Executive) during World War Two.  Accurate at up to 200 yards, with no muzzle flash and extremely quiet they used to kill sentries during infiltration missions. They were used by Commandos and the SOE in Europe and several found their way to Allied forces in Burma.  Following the end of the war they remained in service until the 1960s with De Lisle’s finding use during the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency (see image #3) and possibly during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.    They’re much less well known than the other silenced weapons of the war; the Welrod pistol or the silenced STEN submachine guns (MkII & VI).



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General Templer test firing a

De Lisle carbine, Perak, Malaya, 1952 (source)

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Jane’s Guns, Ian Hogg (1996)

Military Small Arms, G Smith, (1994)

'The De Lisle 'Commando' Carbine' (source)


US Army Special forces and Iraqi commandos conduct a night raid to capture a high value target. The unit comes under hostile contact and responds with a high volume of fire during exfiltration.

Raid most likely occured between 2004 and 2006

“A German soldier inspects the battlefield with dead English soldiers lying on the ground at the bay of the port city St. Nazaire, France, on April 1, 1942, after the battle with German forces March 28. Out of some 600 British forces involved in the raid, 169 were killed and 215 taken prisoner.”


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Why The Yemeni Hostage Rescue Failed

Why The Yemeni Hostage Rescue Failed

Luke Somers Raid In Yemen: How It Went Wrong



” Under the cover of night, U.S. commandos approached the walled compound on foot, hoping to catch unawares the militants holding two hostages, including American Luke Somers.

  Then, less than 100 yards from their target, something went terribly wrong. A noise, maybe a dog…

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Pentagon Press Secretary Confirms Target of Failed Somalia Commando Raid

October 7, 2013

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on U.S. Operations in Somalia

October 7, 2013


Late Friday night, U.S. military personnel conducted a targeted operation against Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, known as “Ikrima”, a Kenyan of Somali origin.

Ikrima is a top commander in the terrorist group al-Shabaab, an al-Qa’ida affiliate. Ikrima is closely associated with now-deceased al-Qa’ida operatives Harun Fazul and Saleh Nabhan, who played roles in the 1998 bombing of the United States embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and in the 2002 attacks on a hotel and airline in Mombassa, Kenya that resulted in the deaths of Kenyan and Israeli citizens, including children.

The goal of the operation was to capture Ikrima under legal authorities granted to the Department of Defense by the Authorization to Use Military Force (2001) against al-Qa’ida and its associated forces.

While the operation did not result in Ikrima’s capture, U.S. military personnel conducted the operation with unparalleled precision and demonstrated that the United States can put direct pressure on al-Shabaab leadership at any time of our choosing.

Working in partnership with the government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the United States military will continue to confront the threat posed by al-Shabaab. The United States military has unmatched capabilities and could rely on any of them to disrupt terrorist networks and plots.

British Commandos return from the disaster at Dieppe. While the landing resulted in major losses, No. 4 Commando at least managed to complete all its objectives and withdraw in good order, and the operation provided valuable lessons (at a steep cost) that improved later operations.


Islamist captors of a French military agent killed him during a French commando raid in Somalia, the French Defense Minstry said Saturday. An additional two French commando and 17 Islamists also died in the fighting.

French soldier killed in failed Somali raid

Gen. Martin Klotz, a spokesman for the ministry, declined to provide details of the overnight operation aimed at rescuing spy service agent Denis Allex – the code-name for the agent who was kidnapped by the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, the capital, in 2009.

His Somali captors, however, claim they are holding Allex alive.

“(Denis) Allex still remains safe and far from the location of the battle,” al-Shabaab said in a news release. “As a response to this botched rescue operation by the French forces, (the Shabaab) assures the French people that it will give its final verdict regarding the fate of Denis Allex within two days.”

Residents of the town of Bulomarer described a noisy scene of explosions and gunfire. An al-Shabaab official said that fighting began after helicopters dropped off French soldiers.

“Five helicopters attacked a house in the town. They dropped soldiers off the ground, so that they could reach their destination… but fighting has broken out,” he said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.


“The British destroyer HMS Campbeltown sits destroyed, wedged into the dock gates of Normandie dry dock at St. Nazaire in German-occupied France, on March 28, 1942. Members of the Royal Navy and British Commandos carried out an amphibious raid on the docks earlier that day, attempting to prevent the Germans from possessing such a valuable asset. The Campbeltown was packed with with delayed-action explosives, which later detonated, killing more than 300 Germans and knocking the dock out of commission.”


anonymous asked:

Do you agree with what the nazis did? I saw your recent posts on Hitler and himmler and was wondering

Honestly, one of my favorite people from the Axis powers is actually Erwin Rommel. 

He single-handedly pulled the Italians out of the fire-pit that was the North African Campaign, drove the allies back into a corner, and he would have succeeded if it weren’t for the Americans coming around to butt-fucking him. 

He didn’t buy into the whole propaganda, and was fair to his POW’s he captured, regardless of what their background was, and provided them with more than adequate rations. 
He was admired by the great Winston Churchill himself. He was an incredible military leader. Fucking incredible. 

When British Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Keyes was killed during a failed commando raid to kill or capture him behind German lines, Rommel ordered him buried with full military honours. He was a good fucking person caught up in the madness of war. 

The Nazi’s and WW2 isn’t black and white, people. There were dicks on both sides, there were good people on both sides, and tbh, Rommel is a fucking bae. 

Rommel was one of the few generals who had the strength to refuse to carry out one of Hitler’s orders. If Hitler said some bullshit through his foggy power-hungry view of the world, he didn’t do it, because he wasn’t afraid of the consequences. If Hitler made shitty judgement, Rommel didn’t do it. He wasn’t a mindless Nazi pawn, he was a human being. 

He was actually all for the punishment of Hitler, and although Rommel opposed assassinating Hitler, he believed an assassination attempt would spark civil war in Germany and Austria, and Hitler would have become a martyr for a lasting cause. Instead, Rommel insisted that Hitler be arrested and brought to trial for his crimes.

Basically, you can’t wash over WW2 as Allies good, Axis bad, because there were individual people fighting in it, including the fucking badass that was Rommel. 

khaotic-taiyou asked:

(Hey friend! Hope you're doing well!) -- Blue, Orange, Grey! ~

Hello! I’m doing much better, thank you! I hope you’re doing well too!

Blue: 9 facts about my family

  1. My Great-Granddad was involved in secret missions in WW2 on some islands. He was sworn to secrecy and took that vow so seriously that none of us know much more than that. We suspect he was a part of the Commando team who raided Sark for intel. 
  2. My mum is a nurse but she was a hairdresser before that. She won an award for her hairdressing skills while working in England!
  3. My uncle used to race motorbikes! He also live on a canal-boat for a while.
  4. We’ve been in the UK for around 6 generations, but our surname is definitely not British in origin. 
  5. We don’t know too much about both sides of the family after the Great-grandparents as all were relocated during both wars and few found their parents again. Thus we just sort of lost the history. 
  6. My grandad had a quadruple heart by-pass. He was home after three days and back to cycling everywhere in no time at all! 
  7. We’re currently the only section living in Scotland. The rest of the family lives in England on my dad’s side and my mum’s side has a large group living in Wales. 
  8. The family history is full of nurses and other medical professional and also jobs related to cars (drivers, sales etc)
  9. I have 2 aunts on my mum’s side, 2 on my dad’s and then one uncle (also on my dad’s side). I have 6 cousins so far.

Orange: 6 facts about my home town

*Laughs for eternity* Man, you do not want to know about this dump

  1. It is tiny place but growing constantly. It’s somehow managed with just a single shop and a tiny 5 room doctor’s surgery. 
  2. The old high school literally fell apart before they began to build a new one. Once the new one was built, it was over-crowded after one year. It was built for 250 students and accepted 270 in the second year of being open. The high school also completely fucked up safety rules. It had no ventilation in the woodwork room and for a while only two members of staff with First Aid training. What a shithole.
  3. The high school is also the community centre and connected to the local nursery. We also weren’t allow to use the astroturf or rear football pitch at lunchtimes, as well as the central hall (unless it was booked for club activities) and the small coffee making area because it was ‘community property’ not school property. 
  4. The police station shut down three/four years ago. The closest law enforcement is now at least 30 minutes away. 
  5. The postman is complete wanker
  6. The only redeeming feature is the surrounding nature. There are four different woodlands surrounding us, not counting those further up the glen. You can also walk down to the shore of Loch Ness. Speaking of walking down to Loch Ness, you have to walk through a relatively shitty river to get there. There used to be a really big, quite impressive bridge built over said river but this was torn down after four years of being up. I don’t know why but heard it was structurally unsound. 

This place is genuinely a dump, apart from the nature.

Grey: 2 facts about my favorite things

Hmm what are my favourite things? 

  1. Ollie was born in the post office and was supposed to go to a friend of the family, but her husband told her to ‘get it out before [he] threw it out’. Little puff ball ended up with us and nameless for 3 days haha
  2. I have four bookcases in my room. Two have books, one has DVDs and the other is full of video games and photography magazines. I then have a deep box full of comics and more books in my parents’ bookcase downstairs. I really like books.

thanks for the Qs, friend! 

Laptops and Special Software Tools As New Frontline Intelligence Collection Sensors

March 6, 2015

October Surprise

March 6, 2015

The U.S. recently revealed that in October Afghan and American commandos raided a remote village where a much-sought al Qaeda leader was reported to be hiding out. The raid was a success, but even more important than the al Qaeda leader was the capture of his laptop computer, intact. After years of fighting Islamic terrorists the U.S. has learned the importance of quickly examining such finds and exploiting information found.  

   For over a decade now the U.S. Department of Defense has urged American firms for help in developing better tools for quickly analyzing captured electronic data (cell phones, storage devices, and specialized military electronics). Since 2006 the military has been using similar tools developed for police departments. For example, in 2007 troops began taking a hacker analysis tool (COFEE, or Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor) with them on raids in Iraq. Microsoft developed COFEE for the police and military, followed by a similar tool that enables a non-hacker to analyze wireless network activity and determine which targets can be attacked with a variety of hacker tools and weapons. Since the late 1990s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has been developing similar technologies. Details don’t get released, as that would aid potential targets.  

   In addition to data extraction and analysis devices the troops can carry with them on raids, there has also been an increase in the intel analysis capabilities at all levels (battalion up to the very top). This was the result of adapting tools (mainly software) and techniques from the commercial BI (Business Intelligence) industry, which has developed a lot of powerful research and marketing tools that have direct military application. This is all very geeky but the simple description is software that can quickly find patterns to huge quantities of data or activity. Thus the urgency with which troops grab enemy laptops or even large piles of paper records (even al Qaeda keeps lots of records). The troops know that quickly putting this stuff through a scanner followed by translation and analytics software will usually produce some new suspects to go after and often a current address as well.  

   The October raid was apparently rapidly exploited using these analysis tools in conjunction with huge databases of known Islamic terrorists and their methods. This led to a noticeable increase in similar raids for the rest of 2014. The military kept quiet about what was behind this spike and were relieved when most media pundits decided this was the result of a decision by the U.S. government to “unleash” American special operations troops in Afghanistan. When the military finally revealed the real reason behind all those additional raids they also described the October laptop as nearly as valuable as the computers and documents seized in the 2011 Osama bin Laden raid.  

   After October the data in that laptop led to more raids on al Qaeda and Taliban targets, mainly because the data identified a lot of key al Qaeda people and what they did. That provided links to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations. The people identified were usually already known and there was existing data on where they were. By using the BI tools on the new data a lot of new connections were uncovered which also provided a list of people who had key jobs (and probably carried around valuable information in their heads or in their electronics devices.) Capturing these people alive was particularly important because the October laptop contained data that made it easier to interrogate the captured terrorists (because the interrogators already knew the answers to many of the questions they were asking and thus could quickly determine if the subject was lying.)  

   Finally, the capture of this laptop came right after a new president was elected in Afghanistan, who quickly lifted all the restrictions his predecessor had placed on night raids. The laptop also contained a lot of data on al Qaeda operations in Pakistan and that led to more UAV reconnaissance and missile attacks on key al Qaeda personnel there.  

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China eases ‘1 child’ policy to boost births


(USA Today) China’s “one child” policy is still technically in force, yet Zhang Xue and her husband are expecting in March — and might even get a government bonus for the second child.

That’s because the world’s most populous nation, with 1.35 billion people, is moving to encourage more offspring, a significant revision to the communist government’s strict system of birth control to counter a rapidly aging society and shrinking labor force.

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Indian rapist: Women to blame for being assaulted


(EuroNews) Indian women have only themselves to blame if they venture out at night and attract the unwanted attention of others, says one of the men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

Mukesh Singh was the driver of the bus the night Jyoti Singh boarded with her friend after a night out at the cinema…

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Israeli commandos raid ship, seize rockets from Iran


(Washington Times) A ship filled with dozens of rockets allegedly supplied by Iran was raided Wednesday in the Red Sea by the Israeli navy.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told reporters that Syrian-made M-302 rockets sent from Iran were on board. Each rocket has a range of up to 100 miles…

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U.S. ambassador to S.Korea hospitalized after attack


(New York Times) The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark W. Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint American-South Korean military exercises, according to Korean journalists and officials who were at the scene.

Mr. Lippert was taken to a Seoul hospital in stable condition with bleeding on the right side of his face, they added…

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Commandos seize guns in raids, no arrests made

Commandos seize guns in raids, no arrests made

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THE NATION March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Police commandos fast-rope from a helicopter during a raid in Nakhon Si Thammarat province to apprehend an unknown number of gunmen, as 15 other raids are conducted simultaneously in the province…

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Venezuela on edge after Caracas mayor arrested on ‘coup plot’ claims

By Nick Miroff, Washington Post, February 20, 2015

Venezuela braced for anti-government protests Friday after intelligence agents arrested Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on allegations of taking part in a coup plot backed by the United States.

The commando-style raid late Thursday touched off demonstrations by Ledezma’s backers, and the country’s opposition leader called for more protests Friday as Venezuela struggles with deepening political rifts and a slumping economy.

The State Department called the coup allegations “baseless and false.”

Hours after the arrest—which drew swift condemnation from international rights groups—President Nicolas Maduro took to the airwaves to accuse Ledezma and others of conspiring in an alleged coup plot.

“He was captured and he will face Venezuelan justice,” Maduro said, charging the 59-year-old mayor of Venezuela’s capital with “crimes against the country, national security and the Constitution.”

Calling the twice-elected Ledezma “a vampire,” Maduro vowed an “iron fist” response to the alleged coup plot.

According to Maduro, Ledezma and other leading opposition figures joined in a sprawling international plot to topple his socialist government with backing from Washington.

The claims—often repeated by Maduro—were rejected again by State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki in a statement Thursday night.

“The allegations made by the Venezuelan government that the United States is involved in coup plotting and destabilization are baseless and false,” she said.

“The Venezuelan government should stop attempting to distract attention from the country’s economic and political problems and focus on finding real solutions through democratic dialogue among Venezuelans,” she added.

Images of Ledezma’s arrest circulating on social media, showing him being removed by heavily armed government agents who smashed through his door. The mayor’s wife posted messages late Thursday claiming her husband had been beaten and that his whereabouts were unknown.

Ledezma’s arrest comes almost exactly a year after fellow opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez was taken into custody at the height of anti-Maduro street protests. Lopez remains imprisoned at a military jail outside the capital.

Street demonstrations have waned since then, even as the country’s economic and political conditions have deteriorated.

Plunging oil prices and chronic mismanagement have left the Maduro administration facing the country’s worst crisis in more than a decade, with long lines outside supermarkets for basic goods.

Maduro’s approval rating has slumped to 22 percent in the most recent polls, but he and his United Socialist Party remain in control of every branch of the government.


Today’s movie is a wartime action film with a scene that happens on February 20. Watch it tonight and enjoy.


Nilssen, director of the Norsk Hydro plant in German occupied Norway is ordered to increase the facilities production of heavy water by 400%. Nilssen sends a photo through the Norwegian Resistance to Dr Rolf Pedersen, a physicist at the University of Oslo. As a result the Resistance hijacks a coastal steamer to take Pedersen to England through the mine-infested North Sea. The data that Pedersen brings convinces the Allies that Germany is trying to make an atomic bomb. Pedersen and Knut Straud, his Resistance minder parachute back into Norway to see if a commando raid on the factory is possible, as Allied HQ says the factory must be destroyed. The pair ends up coincidentally at the home of Pedersen’s ex-wife. Pedersen concludes a commando raid is out of the question, but Straud opposes bombing, as it would cause too many civilian casualties. London decides on a commando raid. When a hunter, Jensen stumbles across the advance team they keep him a prisoner. The plane bringing in the 50 British commandoes crashes. Straud decides to proceed with the raid using the ten-man advance team. They tie up Jensen and leave him behind. The team rappels down a cliff and enters the factory. They blow up the equipment for making heavy water and escape from the factory. Jensen, who turns out to be a traitor helps the Germans try to track down the escaping team. Pedersen ends up having to pose as a pro-German Norwegian to avoid arrest, but is accidentally exposed. He makes a death defying escape off of a bus. Pedersen learns the Nazis have restored full production, but a bomber raid to destroy the factory fails. The Nazis plan to ship the heavy water they have extracted to Germany. Pedersen and Straud plant a bomb on the ferry that will transport the water for part of its journey. On February 20, 1944 after Pedersen sees a woman he knows and her child get on the ferry he gets on board also. He gets all the children onboard into a lifeboat on a pretext, so when the bomb goes off they are saved. The ferry and its cargo of heavy water sink to the bottom of a very deep lake. [1:59:25 to 2:09:21]

An exciting film. However it introduces unnecessary elements of melodrama. Would have been better as purely an action film.

2194 Days of War ed. by Cesare Salmaggi and Alfredo Pallavisini (Gallery Books, New
York, 1977) at page 492 gives the date the ferry was sunk.

Producer - Benjamin Fisz

Director - Anthony Mann

Screenplay - Ben Barzman and Ivan Moffat

Runtime – 2 hours 11 minutes

Released – November 23, 1965

Cast –

Kirk Douglas as Dr Rolf Pedersen
Richard Harris as Knut Straud
Ulla Jacobsson as Anna Pedersen
Michael Redgrave as Uncle
David Weston as Arne
Sebastian Breaks as Gunnar
John Golightly as Freddy
Alan Howard as Oli
Patrick Jordan as Henrik
William Marlowe as Claus
Brook Williams as Einar
Maurice Denham as Doctor

Copyright by Ivan Walters in 2015