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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old October 21st, 2005, 15:15 Thread Starter
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Happy Trafalgar Day

Happy Trafalgar Day to Bastin and all the rest of you Britishers!

The battle of Trafalgar was fought on the 21st of October 1805 off Cape Trafalger on the Spanish coast, between the combined fleets of Spain and France :thmbdown: and the Royal Navy , and it's star Admiral Nelson

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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old October 21st, 2005, 17:29
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and it's star Admiral Nelson
I say Almirante Barriga was the star of the battle.

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Britishers? I'm sure you mean Britons
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Where's the real Green One and what have you done with him!

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Britishers? I'm sure you mean Britons
When I say Britishers, I mean Britishers!

But tomorrow is new day and new chance. -- Alija

Nel cielo biancazzurro brilla un'altra stella - In the lightblue sky another star shines. Alija tu non sarai mai sola. Alija you will never be alone.
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When I say Britishers, I mean Britishers!

I thought it was Britishicans?
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post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old October 22nd, 2005, 12:19
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Some Trafalgar pics by Turner:
The Battle of Trafalgar, as seen from the mizzen starboard shrouds of the Victory



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"England expects that every man will do his duty"

Thanks for the pictures, Attie, though I wonder where Bastin is?
I picture him now, re-enacting the battle using scale models of all the ships in his backyard swimming pool.

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Nice to see Julie Birchill offer the hand of friendship acroos the Channel, and devote part of her Times column to La France:

"SO, THE French really don’t wash! We’ve known for ages now that they went in for cowardice, collaboration and cruelty to animals, but still we cherished the belief that the nasty things our parents told us about their personal hygiene wasn’t true. And now it’s official; only one French person in 10 regularly uses soap, one in 25 doesn’t bathe or shower and one in 33 doesn’t clean their teeth, statistics that come not from a xenophobic red-top but from Le Point magazine."
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...837123,00.html
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So who shot Nelson after all? Was it Srgt Robert Guillawhatever who lived to tell the story or was it someone else who was shot by that "Avenger of Nelson" chap?

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post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old October 23rd, 2005, 13:22
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I say Almirante Barriga was the star of the battle.
The star of the battle was Turner - imagine painting this while balancing high up on the mast with all that mayhem surrounding him.
The man was a genius
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Anyone that's read Sharpe's Trafalgar will know the real hero of the hour.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

gOD: "It scares the f*ck out of me but I'm with Bastin here."

Cacìni: "Ah, there you go using that absurd über-memory of your's...not fair."

Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

Humbird: "Bastin is very attractive when talking nautical! "
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Nah! We prefer alcohol
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Anyone that's read Sharpe's Trafalgar will know the real hero of the hour.
Finally, someone who speaks the truth around here.

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And, yet, because Nelson has the Column, he gets all the kudos! To correct this imbalance, I suggest a Trafalgar Square in Wapping, with an appropriate statue to Richard Sharpe. I think all Britishers know a good site for it there.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

gOD: "It scares the f*ck out of me but I'm with Bastin here."

Cacìni: "Ah, there you go using that absurd über-memory of your's...not fair."

Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

Humbird: "Bastin is very attractive when talking nautical! "
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Another good site would be Slough for this statue. Maybe we could ask Humbird to design it for us.

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Another good site would be Slough for this statue. Maybe we could ask Humbird to design it for us.
:eekani: The adjective good appears in the same sentence as Slough, without any apparent irony. Strange goings on
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I'm detecting signs that none of you take Richard Sharpe as seriously as you should.

Heretics.

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Slough has a connection with Sharpe?
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