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* NEWS KERALA > UK DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER [Nick Clegg] DECLARES SNOBBERY ["class attitudes"] AS NATIONAL RELIGION OWING TO [types/kinds of upper-paying] JOBS DENIED TO THE POOR.
[QUADROPHENIA, HOW THE IRISH [repeatedly] SAVED BRITAIN here].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-24 00:31||
#2 you KNOW that if it were a celebratory memorial to the Communists, they would be front-paging it
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-24 08:06||
#3 The real question is what took them so long to build the memorial in the first place.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-05-24 14:56||
#4 I recently purchased Aldon F. Ferguson's brilliantly done book entitled the Royal Air Forces Burtonwood. From the forward:
Burtonwood was probably the largest military base in Europe during World War Two, processing over 11,5000 aircraft between 1941 and 1945 alone, but beyond that it was responsible for the support of initially the 8th Air Force, then additionally the 9th and ultimately the 12th and 15th Air Forces as well. Over 35,000 men were under the direct control of Burtonwood with 18,500 on the base itself. Nothing was too big or small, from rebuilding battle damaged bombers to manufacturing valve springs for aero engines, manufacturing timber packing cases or converting gliders into powered aircraft.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-24 15:14||
#5 The people those memorials honor are the reason the Guardian is not published in German.
And yeah, what Frank said in #2.
Posted by SteveS 2012-05-24 15:59||
#6 They're just pissed off the national socialists lost.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-24 16:35||