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Random anecdote o' the day

Having rediscovered a really rather good second hand bookshop the other day, I have availed myself of 'Stranger than the Bullet - an unconventional history of the vote', and will be doling out snippets from it whenever the mood takes me:


"The shockingly silly photo opportunities continued unabated in 2001…First, there was the mistake only narrowly stopped from turning into a disaster when William Hague spoke outside an aircraft museum in Essex [Doubtless Duxford. C]. A smart aide noticed that he was speaking in front of a World War Two Luftwaffe plane. Only the strategic movement of a few supporters and their placards made sure that he did not appear in the next day's papers against a backdrop of swastikas".


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Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 1:19 pm

Commandant Hague - has a certain ring to it.  



Anonymous nomad said... 3:44 am

Swastikas? I thought that the German Air Force insignia was a simple black cross, so why the swastikas?  



Blogger Novlangue said... 12:54 pm

Where is this librairie? Good ones are like gold dust (I exaggerate slitely). The one in Brixton? or My Back Pages?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:13 pm

N - there were swastikas on Luftwaffe tailfins.

NL - OK, I won't be selfish - Halcyon books in Greenwich, although, alas, Marcet seems to have gone. Vaut le voyage, as the Michelin guide would have it.  



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