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Thread #132420 Message #2995955
Posted By: kendall
29-Sep-10 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Not as great as before? (Runs for cover)
Why not simply break it down to it's parts? England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?
Here's one Yank who gets peeved to watch old war films in which it would appear that we won the freakin' war!
We all know that England was into it long before we were, but how many know that England invented RADAR? How many know how we managed to develop a fighter that could escort the bombers from England to Germany and back? Maybe it's because we don't give credit where credit is due. Fact is, the old P-51 Mustang couldn't carry enough fuel for the round trip, so the Brits pulled the old engines, replaced them with Rolls Royce Merlin engines and presto, a much better plane.
We are not all uninformed Americans.