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Old 14th June 2019, 03:00
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The Lorry Driver

German lorry driver sat in Liverpool bar mouthing off about how lazy the British are...
He says 'I drive my truck from Hamburg to Liverpool via Holland/Belgium over to the UK and up to Liverpool, drop the load off and I'm back to Hamburg in under 2 days.
Drunk old scouse man can't help but hear him and mutters 'Fuck off lad, I used to pick my load up in Liverpool, drop it off in Hamburg and make it back to Liverpool the same day!'
German man, gives a sarcastic laugh and replies 'Oh yeah old man, what rig were you driving?'
Old fella replies 'a Lancaster Bomber!!'
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Old 15th June 2019, 02:20
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A little mean, Uncle John! But, maybe, true.
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Old 15th June 2019, 06:25
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German lorry driver sat in Liverpool bar mouthing off about how lazy the British are...
He says 'I drive my truck from Hamburg to Liverpool via Holland/Belgium over to the UK and up to Liverpool, drop the load off and I'm back to Hamburg in under 2 days.
Drunk old scouse man can't help but hear him and mutters 'Fuck off lad, I used to pick my load up in Liverpool, drop it off in Hamburg and make it back to Liverpool the same day!'
German man, gives a sarcastic laugh and replies 'Oh yeah old man, what rig were you driving?'
Old fella replies 'a Lancaster Bomber!!'
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Old 20th June 2019, 12:43
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A very good friend of mine, sadly recently deceased tells the story of his vacation in Cuba.
He and his wife booked an all-inclusive vacation to a resort in Cuba but only found out when arriving there the resort was owned by a German company and as a result, the majority of guests were from that country.
One evening when entering the dining room for dinner an elderly gentleman confronted him. Englisher he said (he was speaking to a Scot) during the war I was on u-boats sinkling Englisher ships. Nonpulsed Jim responded. That is OK as during the time you were doing that I was dropping bombs on Berlin.Later on he was involved with the "Berlin air lift" and was a guest of the German govermant to celebrete the 50th anniversary.
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Old 20th June 2019, 17:29
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Same old guy was sitting in a bar reminiscing about his time in the RAF during the battle of Britain.. "We had Fokkers to the right of us and Fokkers to the left of us and most of those Fokkers were Messerschmitts"
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True story...honest !!! a colleague of mine was asked by a German visitor if he had ever been to Germany? "no" he replied "but I flew over it at night"
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I believe that. When I first came down to Cornwall the nearest pub was way out in the wilds and the landlord was ex RAF Bomber Command. One of the oldest pubs in Britain. We get a lot of tourists down this way and I always remember him answering a German visitor's query if he'd ever been to Berlin.
"Only briefly," he politely answered, and left it at that.
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Was Bomber Command the outfit disowned by Churchill after the war?
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I think he wiggled a bit following the Dresden Raid. Pouring the blame on 'Bomber Harris,' who was to become something of a pariah after the war.

I always remember questioning my Old Man about the scale of the bombing on Germany, which far exceeded the Blitz. My Old Man was ex infantry who shipped out for El Alamein going across North Africa, up through Sicily and Italy before being wounded out.

He thought about my question for a minute, then shrugged his shoulders and replied: "They started it."
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At an international meeting that I attended in London, another delegate was, a director of Debeg, a German marine radio supplier. During a coffee break there was discussion about the provision for the delegates' wives of a conducted tour of St Paul's cathedral, which included access to the top of the dome. The question was asked of whether any of the delegates had themselves ever been to the top of the cathedral.

Herr Schachtsneider said that he had never climbed up there but he had been 5,000 metres above it. He was an ex-Luftwaffe bomber crew-member.
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Same old guy was sitting in a bar reminiscing about his time in the RAF during the battle of Britain.. "We had Fokkers to the right of us and Fokkers to the left of us and most of those Fokkers were Messerschmitts"
Allegedly a Douglas Bader story....

courtesy of the Alan Clark Diaries...

Bader was giving a talk during assembly at a posh girl's school, and was recounting one of the many dogfights in which he was shot down....

"I had two f*ckers to the left of me, two fuckers to the right, another two f*ckers below, and one f*cker coming in from the sun"

At this point the headmistress interjected "I must inform you girls that there is a type of aircraft called a fokker spelled f-o-k-k-e-r"

"I don't know about that", said Bader, "this lot were all flying Messerschmitts"
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