At 08:12 PM 11/9/2002, Marc wrote:
Hmm, which reminds me of my other trivia question that I'm not sure I phrasedI knew somebodies fleet was scuttled, i just forgot who the actors were.
properly. I was trying to bring out that the French fleet had been taken to
French West Africa (Algiers?) for protection when France was invaded. The British
scuttled the entire French fleet at one fell swoop, to prevent them from falling
into German hands and/or for fear that the Vichy French would use them in
cooperation with the Germans, much to DeGaulle's consternation.
"Nations are defined by their founders. George Washington set a standard of
selfless public service and heroic private virtue against which American
politicians continue to be measured - and found wanting - even today." --Steven W. Mosher
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