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Winston Churchill statue in Paris desecrated with blood red paint on liberation anniversary
Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 20, 2009 | Peter Allen

Posted on 08/20/2009 5:22:34 AM PDT by Cheap_Hessian

French anti-war campaigners have desecrated a statue of Winston Churchill in central Paris on the anniversary of the city's liberation from Nazi rule.

The night time attack saw the bronze hands of the £250,000 statue daubed in red paint.

The initials RH were also daubed on the statue, perhaps a reference to Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, who flew to Britain at the height of the Second World War to allegedly try and make peace.

Instead, Churchill had him thrown in prison in 1941, and the war continued for a further four years.

After the war, Hess was tried at Nuremberg and jailed for life for war crimes. He died, aged 93, in Spandau Prison, 22 years ago this week in 1987.

Some in France view Churchill as a war criminal himself because of his decision to scuttle the Vichy French fleet in Tunisia rather than let it fall into the hands of Third Reich forces.

He is also remembered for ordering the Allied bombing of occupied France, which led to thousands of French deaths.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anniversary; antiwar; churchill; france; rudolfhess; statue; vandalism; winstonchurchill; wwii
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1 posted on 08/20/2009 5:22:34 AM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Boy you Frogs, the insults never end. If you’re not loading Jews into box cars, you’re pissing on the people trying to stop you. I liked it better when Chirac was president of France - a pussy like him adequately reflected the French character of the populace. You’ve got Sarkozy as the President, a guy that kicks ass on Islamofascists and bangs supermodels. Let me tell you, he’s not a normal Frenchman.


2 posted on 08/20/2009 5:25:41 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Somebody doesn't like Churchill ~ a neo-Nazi perhaps?!

Well, UK does have it's share of skinheads.

For those who don't know about Rudolf Hess he wasn't speaking for Hitler when he tried to escape from Germany ~ and he was imprisoned for life on account of his responsibility for STARTING THE WAR. He was, so to speak, a well-known war criminal. He was spared from death.

3 posted on 08/20/2009 5:25:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Churchill would probably get a good laugh, no?


4 posted on 08/20/2009 5:26:20 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

He was a bad man for refusing to surrender Great Britain.

And of course some of the French will never forgive hiim for plotting with America to throw the out their beloved Nazi overlords.

/sarcasm off/


5 posted on 08/20/2009 5:29:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Ever get the feeling we would have been better off if we let the Germans keep France?


6 posted on 08/20/2009 5:29:18 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: domenad

Remember, France continues to have neo-Nazis but just because they’ve tried to take credit for this action, you gotta’ take a look at how the writer put the story together. It is not altogether clear that the writer disagrees with his informants regarding Churchill ~ and alas, he’s entirely too ready to let the blame fall on disaffected French neo-Nazis and not on the whole European neo-Nazi movement (which includes Brits, French, Germans, Poles, Ukrainians, etc.) ~ and then there’s the now native Islamofascist movement and they have their own list of complaints against Churchill.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 5:30:17 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: domenad

That’s because he’s Hungarian.


8 posted on 08/20/2009 5:30:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: domenad
“Let me tell you, he’s not a normal Frenchman”

No great French leader ever was... Napoleon I was Italian.

Maybe they ruined Churchill's statue because he said ‘DeGaulle is a disgrace’. (And he was right)

9 posted on 08/20/2009 5:30:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: domenad

That is because Sarko is of Hungarian descent. French can only succeed under non French leaders. Napoleon was corsican.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 5:32:41 AM PDT by omega4179 (-9 dptp I0)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The frogs are facing a more hideous threat now. Surely, they will never be gracious for their liberation from the Nazi's. Now, they will become, or have become, an Islamic State and can, or will not, do anything to stop it!
11 posted on 08/20/2009 5:34:19 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: omega4179

I was completely unaware of that and yet totally unsurprised.


12 posted on 08/20/2009 5:34:42 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Just to be fair, over 500,000 French members of the resistance were horribly tortured and killed by the Nazis.

Not all French are like these kooks.


13 posted on 08/20/2009 5:35:08 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Well, maybe Obama can give the French the statue of Churchhill that Obama kicked out of the White House?
14 posted on 08/20/2009 5:36:43 AM PDT by Kansas58
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Well, maybe Obama can give the French the statue of Churchhill that Obama kicked out of the White House?

More likely zero will give the French a statue of himself and a DVD, in the wrong format, of his speeches.

15 posted on 08/20/2009 5:45:39 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Too many zeros in the budget. And the White House.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Churchill: Still giving leftists hell after a generation.

Can you think of a greater legacy?

Godspeed, sir!

16 posted on 08/20/2009 5:48:15 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

disgusting, unappreciative loons


17 posted on 08/20/2009 5:49:11 AM PDT by DM1
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Some in France view Churchill as a war criminal himself because of his decision to scuttle the Vichy French fleet in Tunisia rather than let it fall into the hands of Third Reich forces.

Moron reporter and idiot editor alert.

1) You can't scuttle someone else’s fleet - you sink it.

2) Oran is nowhere near Tunisia.

18 posted on 08/20/2009 5:50:48 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
This reminds me of an article in "The Onion," from years ago, titled something along the lines of "US Secretary of State apologizes for liberating France," where Colin Powel said, "What were we thinking?"

It was the funniest thing I had ever read in The Onion.

Mark

19 posted on 08/20/2009 5:52:23 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Iron Munro
And of course some of the French will never forgive hiim for plotting with America to throw the out their beloved Nazi overlords.

I think that this would be a good place to post a few French jokes, how about you?

For sale: French battle rifles. Never fired, and only dropped once.

Why do they grow trees along the Champs Elyse? So that German soldiers can march in the shade.

Who says the French can't win a war... They did beat Greenpeace!

Mark

20 posted on 08/20/2009 5:55:16 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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