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    Wow that got me my first negative rep ever - must have struck a nerve I guess.

    Appropriating the selfless actions of the D-Day veterans in order to score a cheap political point? Quite possibly. It's a pretty tulipty thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
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    Appropriating the selfless actions of the D-Day veterans in order to score a cheap political point? Quite possibly. It's a pretty tulipty thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    D Day was 6th June 1944.

    So why are we celebrating it today?

    Related cretinous question - What does the "D" in D-Day stand for?

    I'm guessing it may be "Deliverance"

    Or could it be A, B, and C days all went horribly wrong and the less said about them the better?!

    edit: I did a quick search and answered my own question - "Departure"
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Wow that got me my first negative rep ever - must have struck a nerve I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Related cretinous question - What does the "D" in D-Day stand for?

    I'm guessing it may be "Deliverance"

    Or could it be A, B, and C days all went horribly wrong and the less said about them the better?!

    edit: I did a quick search and answered my own question - "Departure"
    The most common explanation is that it simply denotes Day. The military also have H-Hour. From Time magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Here is his speech verbatim...

    Winston Churchill, speech delivered at the University of Zurich, 19 September 1946

    Would you care to show me where he advocates Great Britain becoming a member?
    Churchill made several speeches, you're quoting a different one.

    October 1948, at a Conservative Mass Meeting at Llandudno,
    August 1949, at the first meeting of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
    November 1949, at a speech given for the European Movement at Kingsway Hall, London
    1950, Churchill called for the creation of a European Army

    ...and yet the speech you quote is from 1946 in Zurich.
    In fact reading what you call "his speech verbatim" it doesn't contain the line
    Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.
    Does that mean he never said "We shall fight them on the beaches", because it's not in a speech given in Switzerland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Churchill made several speeches, you're quoting a different one.

    October 1948, at a Conservative Mass Meeting at Llandudno,
    August 1949, at the first meeting of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
    November 1949, at a speech given for the European Movement at Kingsway Hall, London
    1950, Churchill called for the creation of a European Army

    ...and yet the speech you quote is from 1946 in Zurich.
    In fact reading what you call "his speech verbatim" it doesn't contain the line

    Does that mean he never said "We shall fight them on the beaches", because it's not in a speech given in Switzerland?
    I'll rephrase. Please show me a line in a speech made by Winston Churchill(1874-1965) where he states categorically that Great Britain should join "The United States of Europe" or its equivalent. He advocated that we help in its construction, alongside the USA and USSR but as far as I've found so far he did not advocate that we should be members.
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