ADMIRAL NELSON saw off the mighty Franco-Spanish fleet at the battle of Trafalgar but 200 years on, he has been sunk by a wave of political correctness.Well, screw the French and Spanish. They WERE the aggressors in a war where they supported a murdering megalomaniac hell-bent on creating a super-state based on nothing but his own ego (AKA Napoleon); they were sunk for their vanity, pride, arrogance, and military ineptitude (with some help from an Admiral of unique brilliance).
Organisers of a re-enactment to mark the bicentenary of the battle next month have decided it should be between “a Red Fleet and a Blue Fleet” not British and French/Spanish forces.
Otherwise they fear visiting dignitaries, particularly the French, would be embarrassed at seeing their side routed.
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What is next? The American Civil War is the "War between Grits and Beans?" WWI the war of "Flag Officers of Feathery Funny Hats and Flag Officers With Spiked Helmets?" WWII the War of the "Blondes and the Brunettes?"
A spokeswoman for the Royal Navy said: “This is an illustration and theatre on water. Nelson is featured, but we are not billing it as Britain versus France . . . This will not be a French-bashing opportunity.”War is not theater or theatre. Admiral Nelson,
The battle will be staged in the evening of the international fleet review on June 28. The Queen and senior royals will attend the day’s events and government leaders from 73 countries have been invited.
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Pathetic. Admiral Nelson has a quote that I think very much applies here.
Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.