1805; At the Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson gave his famous signal, ‘England expects...’
which flew from HMS Victory.
The British won this important battle against Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar.
Nelson was one of the casualties.
Was it 'kismet' or 'kiss me' Hardy - such is the reputation of men who went to sea.
A life so hard with moments of glee GOSH
'Patrotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel', a political pamphlet, 1774 by Samuel Johnson-
acknowledged as a tory ?
It is now reckoned he printed/meant 'false patriotism'...
This was well into the era when democracy was ruled by death and destruction.
The times they are a changing! - have a gander GOSH
1950; Korean War: Heavy fighting began between forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade and
the North Korean 239th Regiment at the Battle of Yongju, also known as the Battle of the Apple Orchard.
This was the N v S, west v east, capitalism v communism, war in which the UK backed the American led Nato.
Even after the economic war; the result being the present N/S divide; - no official ceasefire was signed.
When will we ever learn - let's ignore the death gurn GOSH
1960; Britain launched its first nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnought, at Barrow.
Barrow and Sellafield both closely border one of the most beautiful parts of the World.
Man (and woman) has nothing to fear except man (and women ) himself.
Do not worry all the man built robots and AI will sort it out...
No more guns or gonnerhere GOSH
1966; 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed in the small Welsh mining village of Aberfan.
Tons of slush, from a nearby coal slag tip weakened by rain, slid downhill and engulfed the village school.
A farm and a row of terraced houses.
The tragedy occurred at the beginning of the school day and on the day before the school closed
for the half-term holiday.
The children are buried in Aberfan's cemetery, on the hillside above the valley.
On one of the memorials;
'God came down to gather flowers'
he passed this way and gathered ours'
Isn't god great GOSH
Grenfell occured 50 year later...
The dead at Aberfan were mostly mostly Welsh.
The dead at Grenfell were not a whiter shade of pale.
Aberfan and Grenfell have one timeless similarity.
The establishment (who) are guilty of nowt.
Never mind god - the life of a 'pleb'is great GOSH
Will the Greek plebs pay the slow economic price!
It's up to them.
If you don't do anything you deserve everything you don't get.