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Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 13:54

Why..?....anybody?

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby kylie_koyote » 09 Apr 2018, 14:44

I'm not going to cheat and Google it... so I'm going to guess it was the first successful atomic bomb test? :thinking2: :thinking2:
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby StoneRoad » 09 Apr 2018, 15:55

I had to double check ...

Quisling, by any chance ?

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 17:21

StoneRoad wrote:I had to double check ...

Quisling, by any chance ?

I shall re-read Swastika if I'm right, but not tonight, as I'm away from home.


Quisling who...? No.

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 17:24

kylie_koyote wrote:I'm not going to cheat and Google it... so I'm going to guess it was the first successful atomic bomb test? :thinking2: :thinking2:


No infamy about that. Atomic bomb kept the peace on earth for seventy-some years, did it not? At least between the major powers. No, it's not that.

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Tommy Smith » 09 Apr 2018, 17:26

Really hope it's a Carry on Cleo reference.
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Kismet » 09 Apr 2018, 17:34

:laughspit: Excellent!
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 18:56

Tommy Smith wrote:Really hope it's a Carry on Cleo reference.


Hmm, suppose that depends on Cleo - don't know the man... ;) ..

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Kismet » 09 Apr 2018, 18:58

fredleander wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Really hope it's a Carry on Cleo reference.


Hmm, suppose that depends on Cleo - don't know the man... ;) ..

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It's a quote from Carry on Cleo. "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" (Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar )
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Kismet » 09 Apr 2018, 19:00

Nothing's come up on my 'on this day in history' feed. Hmmmm.
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 19:23

Kismet wrote:It's a quote from Carry on Cleo. "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" (Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar )


Hmm....Winnie could have made an outburst like this that day...... ;) ......the "naval friend", you know...

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Kismet » 09 Apr 2018, 19:37

I have now consulted a history site. I shall presume that you are not making reference to today being the birthday of Hugh Hefner of Playboy infamy, or Captain Cook discovering Botany Bay. Germany invading Norway and Denmark?
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Fairblue » 09 Apr 2018, 19:52

This is very intriguing. I had to resort to Google and offer - The Philippines were overrun by the Japanese. 70,000 American and Filipino soldiers had to March over 100 Kilmometers and this was known as the "Bataan Death March."

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 20:21

Fairblue wrote:This is very intriguing. I had to resort to Google and offer - The Philippines were overrun by the Japanese. 70,000 American and Filipino soldiers had to March over 100 Kilmometers and this was known as the "Bataan Death March."

When are you going to put us out of our misery, Fred?


Thank you for your efforts, guys, but the fall of Bataan was more like the end of a glorious defense. I'm afraid the winner is: Kismet! The invasion of Norway April 9th 1940. The Germans beat the British to it with a day or two..... ;) ...Congrats!

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P.S.: You guys don't know who Winnie is (was)...? Should have been a simple deduction.
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Kismet » 09 Apr 2018, 20:27

:woohodance:
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Fairblue » 09 Apr 2018, 20:32

fredleander wrote:
Fairblue wrote:This is very intriguing. I had to resort to Google and offer - The Philippines were overrun by the Japanese. 70,000 American and Filipino soldiers had to March over 100 Kilmometers and this was known as the "Bataan Death March."

When are you going to put us out of our misery, Fred?


Thank you for your efforts, guys, but the fall of Bataan was more like the end of a glorious defense. I'm afraid the winner is: Kismet! The invasion of Norway April 9th 1940. The Germans beat the British to it with a day or two..... ;) ...Congrats!

Fred

P.S.: You guys don't know who Winnie is (was)...? Should have been a simple deduction.


Winston Churchhill, First Lord of the Admiralty. I didn't twig the connection. Always easy when you know the answer.

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 09 Apr 2018, 20:59

Fairblue wrote:Always easy when you know the answer.


Yes, isn't it.... :D

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby id_ten_it » 09 Apr 2018, 21:38

Phew I'm glad the answer was there when I logged on cause I was still trying to reconcile 'a day that will live in infamy' with, well, anything that happened at this time of year.

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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby Wanderer » 10 Apr 2018, 01:36

Its also the 106th anniversary of Titanic's departure from Southampton on her infamous one and only voyage.
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Re: Today - a day of infamy....

Postby fredleander » 10 Apr 2018, 07:40

And talking about days/dates - this date was the date of the 1st Battle of Narvik - a proper little naval battle....

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