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POLL: Why Did Bren Gunners Have to Have a Giant Mustache?


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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I must say that my Uncle Albert was a Bren gunner without a mustache – mind you he was also a drill instructor

But he was Canadian -maybe there is an exception


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Only a man with a suitably manly mustache could bear the heavy burden
78
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The mustache acted like a bipod for stability
12
8%
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Guns don't kill people; people with mustaches kill people
22
14%
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The mustache acted as improvised concealment
4
3%
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They hold two spare magazines and a cup of tea
21
13%
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Protected the face from blowback
13
8%
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The bigger the mustache, the bigger the…erm...gun
10
6%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes:

It's a well-established true fact (tm) of history that British Bren gunners had giant mustaches. The real question remains, however: why?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.