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The battle of Trafalgar...VERY INTERESTING LEARN THIS!!

Please read and learn..This is bravery!

The day had just began..no clouds in the sky. The wind, blowing steady 18 knots from the Northeast, refreshed his face. A nice welcome after the previous week’s gales.

October 20th 1805, at the bridge of his French ship the “Bucentaure”, after learning that the British were some 20 miles off Trafalgar, French Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve, reviewed once more his plan..little did he know, he was to engage one of the most famous sea battles in history of mankind…

After being defeated at the Battle of the Nile, Villeneuve had shown a distinct lack of enthusiasm to face Nelson and the Royal Navy..still he pushed on…he needed to boost his and his fleet’s moral..his fleet was composed of 33 of the largest vessels in the World, 4 of which were Spanish.

-“Monsieur Lafitte…

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “, First Office Jean Perle Lafitte, a bright young man from Paris replied.

-“Bring my brightest red shirt !, now”.

-“Red?? But why mon Capitaine?? Will it not make you an easy target during Battle?"

-“Yes, Monsieur Lafitte, it will, but if I am hit, the red of my blood will not be seen by the men, which encourages them to fight harder!!!…I am an expert at increasing and boosting troop morale” Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve was proud of his moral boost statement.

-“Oui mon Capitaine”. And with this, Lafitte left the upper bridge deck and left


The fleet of 33 French vessels pushed on…and constructed the barricade.

Suddenly!


-“BRITISH SHIP ON THE HORIZON !!!!!!!!!!!” shouted the top mast watchman.

-“Men, prepare to man your battle stations” instructed Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve.

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “, First Office Jean Perle Lafitte, repeating the order loudly.

-“THREE BRITISH SHIPS ON THE HORIZON !!!!!!!!!!”

-“Prepare guns” said Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “, First Office Jean Perle Lafitte, repeating the order loudly.

-“EIGHT SHIPS ON THE HORIZON !!!!!!!!!!”

-“Prepare canons for short range blast”, instructed Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “, First Office Jean Perle Lafitte, repeating the order loudly.

-“FIFTEEN SHIPS ON THE HORIZON !!!!!!!!!!”

-“Order my cabin made into a sick bay immediately”, shouted Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “

-“TWENTY SHIPS ON THE HORIZON !!!!!!!!!!”

-“Monsieur Lafitte!!!!”

-“Oui, mon Capitaine “

-“Bring me my Brown pants!”

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Great one Giu-!!! I think you've got way too much spare time on your hands.

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Sooooooooooo??????

What then?

Great stuff Alex! If something ever happens to your current career you'll always make it in "Stand Up".


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I just knew Cleese, Palin, Idle and the rest of the MP boys were in on that one.
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Benny Hill did this in 1970

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C2 - I believe that the proper term is: BWaaa- ha ha ha - or is it: Baah, baah, baah!
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Benny Hill did this in 1970
As A matter of fact, it was Dave Allen on his program 'Dave Allen At Large' (a very funny show, as opposed to The Benny Hill Show), however Dave had Admiral Nelson calling for his 'brown corduroy trousers'. Anyway you slice it it's a funny joke and one worth keeping alive.

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