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Incendiary article?

Post by barr7430 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:12 pm

I await the Fatwah for the so called incendiary piece appearing in this month's WI - I thought it was quite mild :wink:
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Post by quindia » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:34 am

Oh, my, let me download my copy to see what you've done now...
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Post by quindia » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:52 am

LOL...

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You, sir, are funny!
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Post by j1mwallace » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:16 pm

Perhaps the populace are awaiting you with tar and feathers in Dumfries !
You know hat we do with troublemakers here !
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Post by airbornegrove26 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:03 am

I didn't think it was bad at all. Pretty informative, but I'm sure it will ruffle some feathers.
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Post by Gunfreak » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:10 pm

What's all this about?
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Re: Incendiary article?

Post by Glorfindel » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:04 pm

I assume this is about the 'Camaret' article which mentions the strong possibility that Marlborough committed treason by giving advance notice of an English descent on the French coast.

If not, my apologies !

I'd never heard of this affair before so thought the article was really interesting, particularly as I was in the middle of reading David Chandler's book 'Marlborough as Military Commander'. He mentions it but doesn't dwell on it for long.

The Duke certainly seems to be a man of great extremes. There are so many positives that left contemporaries in awe. However, like many iconic figures, there was certainly a very dark side to his character (overwhelming greed and likely treason). What is not clear, perhaps, is how much these unappealing characteristics were 'of their time'. Were they typical of other high born figures (to differing degrees) or was he exceptional in this respect.

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Post by quindia » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:16 pm

Oh, no, this is a new-ish one mostly about the 'myth' of British military superiority in an issue extolling the Iron Duke throughout the rest of the mag... :lol:
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Post by barr7430 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:28 pm

Well, you see, I actually get set up with these things.. here I am trying my bes to be an honest scribe and the editor sticks my piece in the middle of a love-bombing of Wellington...

It's a fit up! :shock:
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Post by quindia » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:35 pm

Ah, so it's Dan's fault... :roll:
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Post by barr7430 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:56 pm

You've got that right
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Re: Incendiary article?

Post by Old John » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:54 pm

Regarding Camaret Bay letter, have you read Frank Taylor's Marlborough's Wars Volume 2 1707-1709 Appendix 7 "Disgrace" which gives a different perspective to the background of the letter, would appear culprit was Godolphin's Jacobite contact who alerted Louis XIV to the proposed raid a month or so before Marlborough's letter, the preparations for a raid were well known in France and the raid was talk of London well before Marlborough's letter, enabling Vauban to improve defences

many senior figures at the time were in touch with St Germain so as protect their titles, land, families in case succession to British Throne came into question whether, Mary, William, Anne, Hanoverian or a Protestant Pretender succeeded

Slightly different topic, who commanded Allied forces at Waterloo ? Wellington of course, ergo BRITISH VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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