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#57622 02/18/02 08:24 PM
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Today, the Royal Marines invaded Spain at La Linea. Twenty of them off one landing craft. The invasion was fearlessly repelled by two local policemen, who also pointed out that they should have turned left instead of right before rushing the beaches.

Read all about it ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1827000/1827554.stm





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hehehe... thanks for the laffs, CapK.

I love this bit of Brit understatement:

The British Ministry of
Defence said it was a
situation it would "rather
not have taken place".




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Dear CK: start a collection to buy the Royal Marines a couple dozen GPS units.


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"rather not have taken place"

Boy, howdy! I'd sure like to see me the whole quote and not just only this exerp. I'm having me some trouble tryin to figger out how this ain' passive.


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Aaaah, the MOD - always the masters of the glorious British understatement!

So timely as well, seeing as how we're about to start arguing over who owns Gibraltar anyway!


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>Dominique Searle, editor of the Rock's daily newspaper, The Gibraltar Chronicle said: "What a boob."

Not what you would like your marine officers to be known as I would think




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According to The Independent, a corporal on the landing craft said "The mistake was caused by the most dangerous thing in the world - an officer with a map."

You just gotta love these squaddies, doncha?



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Today, the Royal Marines invaded Spain at La Linea. Twenty of them off one landing craft. The invasion was fearlessly repelled by two local policemen, who also pointed out that they should have turned left instead of right before rushing the beaches.

And this is the nation which colonised half the known world?? Explains a lot.


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Kiwi, I'm giggling helplessly. Thank you.

"The mistake was caused by the most dangerous thing in the world - an officer with a map."
Sounds pretty much like cross-county driving tirps in the keiva family.



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