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Old 13-04-21, 08:30 AM
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Saw this on a social media platform and it amused me ! "Apparently Boris got a phone call on Saturday from Macron offering the surrender of France. Boris was confused until he realised that Macron had mis interpreted the 41 gun salute for HRH Prince Philip at Portsmouth! " -
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Someone else posted that a couple of days ago and apparently another member got upset and the post/thread was removed !

I personally thought it was a bit of tongue in cheek humour that was in the same vein as some of the comments/gaffs the D of E was well known for.


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I posted this a few days ago as a tongue in cheek post One member objected to it an made remarks concerning it .I asked the moderator to remove it
One of our other members told the objector to get a life -my sentiments also
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Default 1000 YEARS OF ANNOYING THE FRENCH

Apologies in advance then if it was deemed "insensitive" to the French - but I've just finished a brilliant book by Stephen Clarke - "1000 years of Annoying the French" - It's well researched and very funny and seeks to explain the "love hate relationship that exists between the two countries and that our versions of the same events "are like two completely different stories" - It starts from 1066 and goes through to the present day - but one fact I didn't know which may interest forum members concerns D-Day. I knew something of the Allied distrust for De Gaulle and his anger about being excluded from the D Day planning - but I didn't realise the full extent of the French involvement in the actual landings . So here's a question for you - out of the initial landing force of some 156,000 troops on D Day - how many were French ?

I'll give you the answer later today - no googling !
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I posted this a few days ago as a tongue in cheek post One member objected to it an made remarks concerning it .I asked the moderator to remove it
One of our other members told the objector to get a life -my sentiments also
What I actually said was ‘get a life, woke merchant’, and I stand by it.
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Oh well, that's this thread crashed and burned then.
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I am surprised this thread didn't get removed, like mine did. Upset one person and the post gets deleted, upset a Nation and it doesn't.....
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