I apologise in advance because I can't find a link - but it was widly reported on BBC radio and TV news this morning (28 Jun 05). The Navy is staging a re-enactment of Trafalgar this evening. In order not to offend the French or the Spanish the 2 sides will be refered to as Red and Blue forces. The head of the Navy didn't want the commemorations to be truimphalist. WTF is going on. I'm sure the French celebrate thier victories without worrying about what thier vanquished foe think. (OK I accept the slight flaw in this arguament - they don't have any victories or vanquished foe but....) After hearing this mealy mouthed cr@p I just wondered why they are bothering at all. Are we going to Celebrate (sorry 'comemorate') Waterloo in 10 years pretending that it wasn't a great victory?