Documentary: Hitler's Britain

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    They've been preparing since 1066, responding to attacks by the French, Dutch, Spanish, Scotland and Continential Navy (i.e. J.P. Jones) along the way. By 1940 Britain had so much practise repelling enemy invasions they could probably do it in their sleep. :)

    Ironically Germany was the one nation Britain need not fear. Germany had no intention to invade the British Isles at any time during the 20th Century.
     
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    I think you have that backward. Britain was jealous of German economic growth, especially in merchant shipping and global communications. Perhaps the final straw was 1910 when Australia and New Zealand opted for Telefunken radio telegraph stations rather then British made Marconi equipment.
     
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    It seems to me the most viable way to cut Britain from the war would be blockade it, not invade.
     
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    Germany did not have the resources to mount such a blockade.
    Who blockades the blockader?

    John
     
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    No, dave...the jealousy was only one way. they were jealous of us for a million reasons.

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    Really, what were those reasons? I have not met one yet who is. (One through a Million please...;))
     
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    Ok, I may have exaggerated slightly Chris.
    The Nazi's were in awe of Britain...quite why is physcobabble I guess but, there we have it.
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    I think you could say they wanted to take over British influence in Europe and other parts of the world. I think you could say they were in awe of that, but "jealous" of the British themselves? I doubt it.

    Not saying they should not like you guys or anything, very lovable bunch you are...:lol:
     
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    We are loved around the world.....:lol:

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    Only because of fish and chips and mushy peas...;)
     
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    I'm not sure that offering a plate of fish chips mushy peas would guarantee a warm welcome for us in certain parts of the world in 2012...8)
     
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    And black pudding is right out of the question !!
     
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    It would for me! I love it, malt vinegar and all. Add a nice pint to go with it, and I am satisfied.
     
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    Me too...can't beat it.
    If you ever visit Plymouth, let me know and I'll buy you the best F&C's you'll ever tasted.
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    Doner Kebabs rule!
    (I'll fetch my coat)
     
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    #18 razor1uk, Apr 15, 2012
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    I for one must stand up for Black Pudding, without it, an English Breakfast just aint 'Traditional' in my eyes; grilled, fried, bbq-ed or steamed, b'pud or musta makkera is mm mmm mmmmm :slicksmile:

    Although I'm more of a chips with a battered sausage bbq sauce fan, than fish n' chips - I dislike most fast food chicken; I distrust the watery crap tasting meat, with their overly greasy the tumbled mix of pork and beef addatives added to the once was chicken meat, just so it'll absorb more water for a higher by weight sales price.
     
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    So Hitler was jealous of English Fish Chips? O Boy, you learn something new every day!
     
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    I'd plump for West Country Hogs pudding, its even less healthy than the north country Black pudding....or, a Garras Omelet. Ummm...decisions decisions.
    Most 'fast food' tastes better after a gallon of beer :lol:

    John
     
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