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image......

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She is truly a phenomenon of our time, SFA...she upholds her function beautifully she has my respect.

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In two years time-fingers crossed given her age-she will complete 70 years on the Throne.And a four day bank holiday weekend has been announced.

I got shot down in flames on Buzz50 for that fingers crossed comment!

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I remember when she attained the longevity of Queen Victoria's reign, the longest until Regina E II...and I can also recall listening to her coronation on our radio, in our kitchen so long ago! (But cannot see why you would get shot down for the finger-X comment?)

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I think it is the fact I suggested she may expire.She is very old and Prince Phillip is even older!

But her mother made it to 101!

The last thing we need after this year is National Mourning and a Coronation!

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I just checked -- she was born 21 April 1926...I hope she makes it a long time more. And yes I do recall the Queen Mum death age 101, and didn't she have a cocktail every night?

I liked them because they sent the young princesses north to safety during the London Blitz, but she and he stayed and every morning, dressed to the nines, they would go around to visit the places bombed during the night, boosting morale.

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Then Hitler's having the French sign the Armistice in the same rail car in 1940.

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If the Allies hadn't virtually strangled German with the terms? Maybe, just maybe it wouldn't have started all over in 1939. But yes, My Uncle fought in WW1 and I'm still proud of him!

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Rooster -- there was a previous conversation with either you or Tink? -- but I saw in my research that Wilson was holding out against Clemenceau at Versailles for less harsh terms, but then Wilson caught a terrible case of flu and was never the same afterwards -- Clemenceau thus prevailing...perhaps tilting history toward that second world war.

I don't know if that is really true, but makes the heart sink.

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I know that story....I might have learnt it on here ,although I suspect I already knew.But Europe could have been a very different place.But there was still Stalin and the Japanese....


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Yes SFA, we are well we are in a pickle, as the old folks used to say here in rural SW Washington...I have been learning about history, trying to get an overall understanding of how Western civ got like this...Tink and Marianne with their excellent historical knowledge got me started in 2017 when Rooster suggested I come here to SOLVED. I don't think you were here early 2017, you came later?

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I am relatively recent....last year when Amirite was destroyed by it’s owners!

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Well it's Amirite's loss and our gain, glad you found us I think I recall Tink brought you in?

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Actually it wasn’t although we are on Similar Worlds together.

The person who suggested here I have never seen apart from when I messaged her to say I’d joined!

I think she was hoping to get a few amiriters here.Rooster was there too.But it didn’t happen.

But this is a nice cosy little site.

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 Yes I agree, the few people here on SOLVED are delightful. I like it here better than Quora, where I still do go because of folks there who have traveled the Q/A sites together since meeting up on the old Ask. com! (That was 2010, until 2014 when Ask bailed out.)

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You do some remarkable research, Tink. That video is not even very well known, only 795 views (plus mine now) after two years....and it is quite striking to hear it, that someone thought to record the moment.

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I looked into the origin of that remarkable film. It seems they had many listening devices along the front, and they recorded the sounds of enemy guns optically on motion picture film. By comparing the relative arrival times and intensity of the sounds at various listening stations, they could triangulate the position of the enemy guns, so that they could give their own artillery a target at which to aim.

The sudden cessation of the firing is dramatic, and must have brought many soldiers on both sides to tears.

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THAT is fascinating -- both the sophisticated triangulation and the apparently unintentional but dramatic documentation of such a moment.

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