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i've worked in a pub on a couple of St. George's days and you couldn't pay me enough to do it ever again

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I agree about the war, but they were providing aid well before Pearl Harbour which without, Britain would have probably folded.


aid? or loans.. you can always trust the yanks to make a few bob out of a war.. ;-).. the aid came after the war (the marshall plan i think?) where we, contrary to popular belief' got more than the krauts.. they had the trains running in a week , we had a bus drivers strike in london.. come on england!!

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Aid was sent during the war, in the form of ships(well past their sell by dates)and other munitions, which Britain was short of. The Lend Lease plan which allowed America Bases in Britain was part of the deal.

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Aid was sent during the war, in the form of ships(well past their sell by dates)and other munitions, which Britain was short of. The Lend Lease plan which allowed America Bases in Britain was part of the deal.


[color:"blue"] and at that point, introduced us to chewing-gum, nylon stockings, instant coffee and anti-social diseases of the itchy kind !

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The lend-lease plan did not consist of the donation of ships and other equipment, but the loan of it. They wanted it back again. Plus of course, a tidy pile of our gold reserves and the dismantling of the British Empire, which may be laudable in intent but its hasty and badly thought out process could be argued to have led to many of the problems in Africa and other areas that formerly benefited from our wise and benevolent rule (I am picturing Keneth Williams and Sid James here....)

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[color:"blue"] Ar, Invis, but did we return their chewing-gum, stockings and anti-social dideases, I ask myself ?? [color:"black"] <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/pipe.gif" alt="" />

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I'm not sure why soldiers would need to wear stockings anyway.

The Gay Gordons, perhaps!

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yup.. its about time we took control of some of those bases again.. acension island and that one in the indian ocean i keep forgetting the name of diago garcia?

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The lend-lease plan did not consist of the donation of ships and other equipment, but the loan of it. They wanted it back again. Plus of course, a tidy pile of our gold reserves and the dismantling of the British Empire... etc etc


....and so Thatcher privitised all our national industries (water,rail, etc) to free us from the remaining war debt.

Just wondering what "conditions" the UK has imposed upon the US because of the recent Gulf Wars. I suspect it was "unconditional". <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

(Don't Mention The War.....):
Considering it was Britain who saved the USA, we might claim we were treated rather shoddily by our so-called Allies.
As put to me recently...if GB had collapsed, and the Royal Navy had fallen into German hands, then the war would have been on the USA's doorstep. I think I am right in saying that the Soviet-German Pact was in existence during the Battle of Britain...therefore, a Soviet-German-Japanese attack on the USA (the "centre of World Jewry" according to Mein Kampf) was a real and distinct possibility.

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yup.. and with the help of our research they wouls have had the atom bomb and way before the yanks and would have been years ahead in jet engine technology.. the transatlantic jet bomber would have been levelling the eastern seaboard by 1945..
as for intercontinental missles.. well i think its safe to say the germans were years ahead there as well ..
we should be in the septic national athem.. a thank god for britain verse




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