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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 01:43:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
not exactly the last invasion, 30 June 1940 the Channel Islands were occupied by the Germans....

Strictly speaking 'British Isles' encompasses England, Wales & Scotland plus the Isle of Man. There is dispute whether it includes Ireland, although geographically it does, geo-politically it may not (depending on which side of the border (between Ireland/Eire and the UK)

However its a good point,  TBH in my mind I was thinking 'mainland' Britain (IE England, Vast Majority of Wales and large parts of Scotland). Mind You KIWI also has a point in the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands (but forgets to mention South Georgia)

But to be fair the  Channel Islands strictly speaking are not part of the UK, but semi independent Crown dependencies
the Falklands and South Georgia are British Overseas Territories, but not Geographically part of the British Isles.

If you include Ireland as part of the British Isles then it starts to get really complicated with numerous invasions from the Norman English (1170's), the Scots (1310's, the Spanish(1600's). the English (1390's and the 1640's), and of course the French 1790's)

bleeding complex this geography and politics with respect to the UK, and especially Ireland  :017:
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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 04:45:27 PM »
Came on here for some Tiger info..thought I'd tuned into the History Channel by mistake  :008: :492:
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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 05:13:06 PM »
Here,

This may clear things up........

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 05:40:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Here,

This may clear things up........

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I knew there had to be a Monty Python sketch in there somewhere 🤣

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 07:40:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
"........... It seems that people simply cannot resist a nearly empty freeway or road and their inner Stirling Moss comes to the fore.

Youre really showing your age there K1W1! Our younger members may not have heard of Stirling Moss 😂😂😂😂

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2020, 10:37:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fazer [+]
Youre really showing your age there K1W1! Our younger members may not have heard of Stirling Moss 😂😂😂😂

I figured that because he died only about a month ago people may have seen the name on the news.  :002:

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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2020, 11:14:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
I figured that because he died only about a month ago people may have seen the name on the news.  :002:

Good point. But hearing about the death of someone who was famous between 60 & 70 years ago, is hardly likely to register with people who were born only 20 or 30 years ago. They think were all senile old men and maybe they're right 😂😂

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2020, 11:51:43 PM »
yeah well Jim Clark and Graham Hill were my heroes as well as Mr. Moss.  Mrs. Moss was no slouch of a race driver also.

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2020, 12:09:36 AM »
How about we go with peoples inner Lewis Hamilton then?

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Re: keeps your eyes peeled.
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2020, 12:34:13 AM »
Kildare, that was very illuminating and cleared things up for us across the big pond. :087:

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