Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

100-Year-Old Tortoise Who Defied Hitler Comes Back From Dead
Newstrack India ^ | Fri, 19 Apr

Posted on 04/21/2013 10:58:45 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A tortoise, who has been named after Adolf Hitler in honour of surviving the Blitz, is back from the dead -71 years after he survived a Nazi bomb attack in the Second World War.

Carey and David Miller feared their dear pet was dead after he was found lifeless in their garden during a late snowfall while they were abroad, the Daily Express reported.

The couple's grandson took Adolf, who is thought to be at least 100 years old, indoors but for the following month the reptile showed no sign of life.

Carey, a children's author by profession, said that during last Sunday's sunshine, they put the turtle in the garden of their home in Muswell Hill, north London and found that the tortoise head gradually came out.

The Millers had been told Adolf was found in a crater caused by one of Hitler's bombs in 1942.


TOPICS: History; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hitler; tortoise

1 posted on 04/21/2013 10:58:45 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

This tortoise survived London being shelled?


2 posted on 04/21/2013 10:59:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

It’s a miracle!


3 posted on 04/21/2013 11:00:20 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

They can live a long time.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT by Frapster (There you go again...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Go Adolf!


5 posted on 04/21/2013 11:08:15 AM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Shame on you...


6 posted on 04/21/2013 11:10:04 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
The couple's grandson took Adolf, who is thought to be at least 100 years old, indoors but for the following month the reptile showed no sign of life.

We have a large semi-aquatic turtle. (Nasty thing. Our daughter brought it home from a friends house when she was 5. She's now in her 20's).
It hibernates during the winter. I don't know what kind of turtle Adolf was, or if it would hibernate, but maybe that's what happened?

7 posted on 04/21/2013 11:10:16 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Just by a hare.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beaversmom

um


9 posted on 04/21/2013 11:11:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Larry Lucido
Just by a hare.

Lol

10 posted on 04/21/2013 11:14:00 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“Hitler finds out...” video in 3...2...


11 posted on 04/21/2013 11:16:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
The Millers had been told Adolf was found in a crater caused by one of Hitler's bombs in 1942.

How do we actually know the turtle was anti-Nazi -- and not some testudinal Rudolf Hess parachuted in by the enemy?

12 posted on 04/21/2013 11:23:16 AM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Bombed. Although the Germans actually did shell the British coast wiith long range guns on the French coast, and the brits fired back with their own guns.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 11:57:43 AM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Dolf turtled-up, just restin’ ‘e was—pinin’ fer the fjords, mos’ likely.
Pullin’ a Yertle, yah? A daft old tortoise, reg’lar gaffer ‘e is. Blimey.

And they say we can’t speak English. Heh.


14 posted on 04/21/2013 12:13:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

>It’s a miracle!

Let’s not snap to any conclusion.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 12:16:29 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics

Cold turtles and tortoises hibernate, they are reptiles.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 12:25:52 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

There’s a lot of furor over this hibernating turtle.

The tortoise wouldn’t turn turtle for the Nazis.

Built-in fuhrerbunker.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 12:26:14 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Took a verrry long nap, is all!


18 posted on 04/21/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

LOL! Slow and deady wins the race!


19 posted on 04/21/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

He was simply shell shocked.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 2:00:17 PM PDT by nomad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nomad

(to all) If it’s possible to laugh and groan at the same time...


21 posted on 04/21/2013 2:03:26 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
A tortoise recently died in an Aussie zoo that was estimated to be well over 250 years old. He had been a pet of the 18th century British general Clive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adwaita

22 posted on 04/21/2013 5:11:20 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

They interviewed him. He’s not too sure. It all happened so fast...


23 posted on 04/21/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson