10.000 tons of paint ! Be a laugh if someone in the Kreigsmarine read the wrong line on the manufacturers list , and ordered " Peach Blossom " by mistake wouldn't it
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I think those figures are extrapolations from square metres of area , multiplied by the manufacturers figures for average coverage per litre .
The quantity actually used would vary quite wildly away from those , depending on the conditions under which it was applied ( and also how much of the stock was traveling illicitly elsewhere , lost in the consumption for legitimate uses .
In British service all this loot used to be known as "Willoughby and Dodsons ; - Broad Arrowhead Brand" ( because MoD property here is mostly marked " WD -->"
I've known Land Rovers and Bedford Trucks been smuggled out of the gate before now .
Royal Logistics Corps Storekeeper Sergeant ( as they are nowadays ) ....... best income in the whole Army ! ! !
" Relax ! No-one else is going to be fool enough to be sailing about in this fog ."