sgtpeter wrote:Medic44 - first I would like to say welcome to the forum and I hope you find it as helpful as I have. Feel free to share any questions, comments or information with the other members here. Second, thanks for sharing your collection. You have a lot of interesting items, some of which I would like to have
Alain wrote:Hi Gérard,
Bienvenue au Forum MRC ! Bravo pour ta collection, elle comprend sans aucun doute de très belles pièces .
I browsed through your link (i.e. forum) and couldn't help having a feeling of "déjà vu" - indeed your presentation of medical items looks very familiar, as if inspired by our MRC webpages . Moreover, some paragraphs follow an identical pattern of presentation, explanation, illustration, data, up to some pertinent remarks ... the only true difference being that everything is written in French !
No doubt you've found at least 'some' inspiration in our website (or maybe the older 'WWII Combat Medic' website which I already ran with Dave S, quite a few years ago) . There seem to be indeed some strange 'coincidences' in it all , although there's not a single statement referring to a possible 'outside' source . Of course, French (or French-speaking) collectors would'nt be tempted to visit our website because of the language barrier .
I have the following general statement : I'm rather open-minded, but we've had our problems with unscrupulous people taking over, copying, commercialising, texts and/or pictures received from Veterans, posting them on their own website or pretending the info is theirs, and even selling some of our reproductions on eBay, and are therefore very careful - our work represents a lot of time spent on research, correspondence, review, and editing, and we therefore consider ourselves to be the 'moral' proprietors of whatever is posted on the MRC webpages .
Should anyone be interested to borrow, use, or take over, any of its contents, I would strongly suggest to ask first !
No hard feelings .
Alain S. Batens (MRC Administrator)
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