Get up earlier, Germans tell Greeks

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  1. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Some advise from our Teutonic friends to the financially embarrassed Greeks:

    Get up earlier, Germans tell Greeks

    Bit harsh, but some home truths in there.
  2. Well, there goes the 'Germans have no sense of humour or understanding of sarcasm' doesn't it...

    Nice one Fritz :D
  3. Least the Jerries can tell it like it is, Brown take note you waster!
  4. Maybe the UK will give them a couple of quid if we can keep the Elgin Marbles.
  5. Well, they can't pay to get them back now, can they... :D
  6. I thought the Germans only got up early to bag all the sun-beds?
  7. and Poland
  8. But they were invited, cake was served.
  9. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Didn't Greece claim it was skint because Germany nicked all their gold in WW2

    Should really have got early even the RAF used to go on standby at 05:00 during the Battle of Britain*

    Although it's rumored that both sides agreed not to start anything before 10:00 on a Sunday due to lie in regulations
  10. This article, from 2004, claimed that the (now completed) exhibition space here at Bovington Tank Museum is "good enough to display the Elgin Marbles". :excited:

    "And he described plans to create an exhibition facility with a controlled environment good enough to put the Elgin Marbles on exhibition for a short time, adding, "Nowhere else in the area could do this."

    He also said: "The year 2016 is the centenary of the tank and the whole world's eyes will be on Bovington."
  11. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    ... and they were considerate enough to share with the Russians.
  12. On June 10, 1944, over two hours, Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians, reportedly in revenge for a partisan attack. A total of 218 men, women and children were killed.[1] According to survivors, SS forces "bayoneted babies in their cribs, stabbed pregnant women, and beheaded the village priest."[1]

    In the 1960s, the government of West Germany paid Greece 115 million marks in restitution. Later four relatives of victims made claims for individual compensation and sued in the German courts and the European Court of Human Rights, which could have made Germany liable for several billion dollars in reparations. The claims were denied by the European Court of Human Rights and by German lower courts and in June 2003 were rejected by the Federal Court of Justice.[1][2]
  13. How unfortunate the Russians were on a diet at the time and took offence to the offering of cake.
  14. Necky boxhead fcukers. Their own economy is not exactly the dynamo we were once led to believe it was.

    Oh and we shouldn't display the Elgin Marbles at bovvy - think of the impact of tank exhausts on the marble.
  15. My bold, true but not on a Friday - the country grinds to a halt midday Fridays! Well, except shops. Normal work ie. builders etc. start at about 07:00 hrs.