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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 10:19:08 PM »
Oi Gui!

Well actually I'm not Brazilian, well not yet anyway.  :(  I'm just married to one and spend quite a bit of time here. The perennial daydream is to sell up and move here permanently. Trouble is Brazil is becoming an expensive place to live these days and the coming of the WC and the Olympics isn't making real estate any cheaper.

Yes, the Springfield was the standard service rifle for the FEB. My wife's late father was an ex-combatente. They did use the usual range of US supplied small arms and support weapons, SMGs, carbines, machineguns etc. I have a selection of photos from various military museums in Brazil I must trawl through.

Do post some more pics. It would be nice to see some GI's for the post war period in shirtsleeves and boots, they'd be so useful for a range of armies but that's probably another pipe dream.
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Offline Gothic Line

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2012, 08:42:23 PM »
 Ok Carlos soon a post on the American GIs the WW2 boards here have lots of enthusiasts who knows it might be good!
 On other sites people liked them, but generally they want Germans, I would like to make 8th Army for Greece,Desert and Italy but it's difficult to sell British troops.
 Are you from Italy then?

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 10:21:06 PM »
No, I'm English by birth, Australian by dint of taking out citizenship. My football team is Brazilian but considering the events of a fortnight ago best we avoid that particular topic for the moment. :-[

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2012, 04:25:07 PM »
 So you have an Australian Wife and want to move to Brazil !!! Great!!! people love Brazil the best and biggest thing Portugal has ever made, I have a number of friends emigrating to Brazil, mostly Architects and Engineers, out to Fortaleza and S.Paulo...now that South Europe is being under economical siege and close to defeat...

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 10:02:52 PM »
No, I have a Brazilian wife and Brazilian children (well Brazilian-Australian) and if and when I can find a way to re-locate here permanently I will.

Fortaleza and São Paulo eh? Your compatriots have my considerable sympathies.  ;) Still they do say the Portuguese spoken in Ceara is the closest to Portuguese in Portugal. My mother-in law is Cearense and I can't say I've noticed.

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 10:14:08 PM »
 Thank you Carlos, we really feel Brazil is a Brother nation to Portugal,  you know we were an United Kingdom once, when we shared the same King.

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2012, 11:14:03 PM »
Yes, I do. As it happens I'm currently in Rio, the city that was, for a while, the capital of the whole empire. There are vestigal signs of the imperial age everywhere here. I took the children to the zoo in São Cristóvão (o bairro imperial) last week, next to the zoo is Quinta da Boa Vista, the old imperial residence. Across the road is my favourite museum the Museu Militar Conde de Linhares. If you ever come to Rio you really must visit that.  Of course my favourite part of São Cristóvão is the Feira Nordestina. I get to enjoy my favourite meal, buchada de bode and watch my wife make looks of absolute horror as I devour it.
   :D ;D :D

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2012, 06:54:42 PM »
 Gosh!!! Buchada !!! That sounds like Haggis or worse!!!LOOL!!!

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2012, 01:32:07 AM »
Don't knock it until you've tried it.  :D

Yes, it's sort of a Brazilian haggis. There are probably a hundred ways of eating various parts of a goat in the nordeste but this is my favourite. Rio has its own culinary specialties of course but for me this is like home cooking. Last time I tried some pinga ( cachaça/ aguardente) from Maranhão that's made using mandioca. Jesus, it's like napalm. Oddly enough I never tried it when I was in São Luis a couple of years ago so it was a real shock to the system and I've drunk hom brewed varieties that were decanted in to plastic soft drink containers that tasted like paraffin.

Anyway as a gift to our Portuguese friends, a fado song from one of my favourite musicians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHQFmBrjLCM

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Re: New 28mm Panzer Grenadiers by Gothic Line
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2012, 11:50:09 AM »
 The thing is as you must know the North of Portugal namely Minho region has a lot of similarities with several gastronomic aspects of Brazilian traditional cooking...as do the South but mostly the North, I am from the Central region of Portugal : Lisbon District, you must come and visit! I mean you know so much about us,Brazil, the songs all the historical entaglements...it's a great old country Portugal...it will always be.
 Is you name of Italian Origin? or from Corsica?
 Best regards
 Gui

 

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