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- 16-06-2012, 14:45 #47
Google Thatchers Cabinet from the Falklands.
Almost all except her had some for of military experience.
A Couple of M.C.'s in there as well.
Far cry from Blair, Brown and this lot.
Easy to send someone of to fight if you've never had to do it yourself.We should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 16-06-2012, 14:56 #48
- Join Date
- May 2007
- 60 Degrees North
The Falkland flag was flying at my house on Thursday. In fact it was still up until last night when it eventually fell victim to the North Atlantic wind!http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...anner502re.jpg
Wyrd bið ful aræd
- 16-06-2012, 15:12 #49
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- Nov 2007
Nice to see but I have difficulty attributing anything more to this PM than self-serving opportunism.Dr Johnson: 'Any man thinks less of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been to sea.'
Thiomas Babington Macaulay, quoted by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone: 'Moderation in war is imbecility!'
Douglas MacArthur: 'There is no substitute for Victory!'
- 16-06-2012, 18:01 #50“The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.” Genghis Khan