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  • A Blast From The Past!

    Who remembers these two titles from their youth?



    Nelson: Published in 1957, and Napoleon: Published in 1968.

    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 15 Jan 16, 11:56.
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

  • #2
    I bet Emma Hamilton got left out!
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    • #3
      Bloody Ladybird books, wish I'd never read this one when I was a kid...



      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
        Bloody Ladybird books, wish I'd never read this one when I was a kid...



        Looks as if his mate is about to bayonet him.
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
          Bloody Ladybird books, wish I'd never read this one when I was a kid...



          I didn't have to read about the military, what with my dad and two of his brothers having fought in the war, my older brothers making model aircraft and playing with soldiers. And at a very young age, I had the opportunity to march up my hall in a pith helmet, a sabre tied around my waist and staggering (marching) along in a pair of cavalry boots 'with spurs' that came up to my backside.

          I honestly can't remember when I started thinking military, war, soldier. I suppose I was literally a born enthusiast!

          Oh! Lady Hamilton isn't mentioned, or even her pussy! Who's collar (and pelt) was to adorn a certain lords robes.

          Paul
          Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 15 Jan 16, 13:28.
          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
          All human ills he can subdue,
          Or with a bauble or medal
          Can win mans heart for you;
          And many a blessing know to stew
          To make a megloamaniac bright;
          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
          The Pixie is a little shite.

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          • #6
            I remember the Ladybird history books. Can't remember Napoleon or Nelson, can remember the Hanibal one though.

            Are they still in print? While my daughter is only 9 months they would probably be better than the PC rubbish children are given now days.
            "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Surrey View Post
              I remember the Ladybird history books. Can't remember Napoleon or Nelson, can remember the Hanibal one though.

              Are they still in print? While my daughter is only 9 months they would probably be better than the PC rubbish children are given now days.
              Yup! They certainly are still in print. Ladybird books celebrated their 100 years of publishing last year but they now concentrate on modern stuff.

              http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...venture++Book+

              Paul
              Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 15 Jan 16, 16:34.
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

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              • #8
                I remember taking home a library copy of, "The Story of King Robert the Bruce," and OM taking one look at it and starting to read me Nigel Tranter's, "Bruce," trilogy.

                The Ladybird even contains the story of the spider (right up there with Alfred the Great's cakes).
                Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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                • #9
                  Halcyon childhood days, Ladybird books made me the man I am today...



                  The long toll of the brave
                  Is not lost in darkness
                  Over the fruitful earth
                  And athwart the seas
                  Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                  Unquenchable forever.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
                    Halcyon childhood days, Ladybird books made me the man I am today...



                    Ooh you bugger! You've cracked me up!

                    Paul
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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                    • #11
                      Von, some how your library fits your ACG persona sooooowell.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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