Eirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Irish Times (Sports Section) 20 02 06:
hundreds of English (soccer) fans will arrive in Germany in June armed with ....inflatable sptifires
"You mean Sptifires, like those from the war" asked a spokesman from the German World Cup Committee.
This little news snippet, may be doing the rounds in cyberspace and the paper makes no reference to the source.
Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
B737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3522 times:
Not to sound too pessimistic or negative thinking but I think its a bit distasteful if the reasons behind this are those which I'm thinking about (WWII, Allies vs. Axis).
We're all friends now (at least in the Europe), and even though you can never erase history we must move on. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying to forget all the sacrifices made by the people in the war (especially the soldiers fighting for their countries) but it should be remembered with mutual respect.
Anyway that's my view, no need to start useless fights.