Famous last words

#1
I would like to congratulate MI5/JTAC on a truly spectacular act of self-buggery.
To write a report that says no group has both the intention and capability to carry out an attack on the UK, just a few weeks before 7/7, is up there with the WWI General who said "They could'nt hit an elephant at this dis-".

Since we now face the same threat as Israel, maybe it's time to remake MI5 & MI6 in the image of Shin Beth and the Mossad.

Oh sorry, I forgot; Cherie Blair never met a suicide-bomber she would'nt go down on and Tony's too pussy-whipped to back up his tough words with action.

Some people say I go too far. I say there's no such place.
 
#3
"what indians ?" General George Armstrong Custer

"relax, its only one bomb" The Mayor of Hiroshima

"we are quite safe in this harbour" Captain of the USS Cole.
 
#4
the 'elephant' man was General John Sedgewick (and indeed they were his last words)

Its not really his fault for the above stooopid quote. He was trained with and commanded troops armed with smoothbore muskets. The rifled beasts that he was facing that day had at least 4 times the accurate range he was used to.
 

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#5
I know a bloke in the US who works in the law enforcement community and he notes down last words of various crims.
He reckons that the most popular is a heartfelt "SH1T !"

Another one that crops up from time to time and always raises a smile is words to the effect of:
"You haven't got the guts to pull that trigger..."
 
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#9
Paymaster said:
"Bugger Bognor!"

Edward VII
Thought that was George V, but it matters not-still a 'kin excellent line.

How about "I heaven I shall hear" Beethoven and "Thank God I have done my duty" Nelson

Apparently George Haig-multiple murderer around the time of WW2 was asked for any last requests on his way to the gallows-he asked for a scotch then turned to the warden and added "I think I'll make it a double"-style.

A french traitor about to be executed at dawn is alleged to have smiled when asked for his last words and said "I never could get the hang of thursdays"
 
#12
William Pitt on his death bed apparently said "I think I could eat one of Bellamy's pies..." How wrong he was!

Tim Greyman, US climber of my acquaintance (RIP Tim), as he fell shouted "When you gotta go, you gotta go..." That is the epitome of sang-froid. I'd like to think I would be as cool but I know I would probably say something banal like "b*ll*cks" or "oh no, not like that..."
 
#13
The actor Robert Harris, on being stretchered out of the Ritz Hotel where he lived. As he passed the people entering the Grill:

"Whatever you do don't eat the fish."
 
#14
Cutaway said:
I know a bloke in the US who works in the law enforcement community and he notes down last words of various crims.
He reckons that the most popular is a heartfelt "SH1T !"

Another one that crops up from time to time and always raises a smile is words to the effect of:
"You haven't got the guts to pull that trigger..."
Please tell me he's put them online somewhere..
 
#15
flash_to_bang said:
Apparently George Haig-multiple murderer around the time of WW2 was asked for any last requests on his way to the gallows-he asked for a scotch then turned to the warden and added "I think I'll make it a double"-style.
No doubt it made a change from his own urine, which he apparently drank whilst awaiting trial in a futile attempt to demonstrate that he was insane, so that he would not hang.
 
#16
Oneshot said:
no, don't cut that wir..... (ATO's last words?)
Some genuine ATO last words are:

"This one's ticking. I think we'll leave it to soak for a while"

and "Christ. What have I got here?"

I shan't put names to these, but they are already in the public domain.

Leo Amery, British Fascist traitor in WW2, said to the hangman "I've always wanted to meet you Mr Pierrepoint but not, of course, under these circumstances".
 
#17
flash_to_bang said:
Paymaster said:
Apparently George Haig-multiple murderer around the time of WW2 was asked for any last requests on his way to the gallows-he asked for a scotch then turned to the warden and added "I think I'll make it a double"-style.
That was Neville Heath, double murderer, from around the same time - 1946.
 

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