Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Sunday, February 22, 2004  

Forgive me father, for I have stolen.
Britain declared war on Japan soon after the US. The Royal Navy signalled all ship's and shore stations with the news. One group receiving the signal was a small group of escorts struggling to herd a convoy of reluctant merchantmen across the Atlantic. The Flotilla leader decoded the signal and relayed it to all the other escorts by lamp and flag hoist.

The signal read:
"Commence hostilities with Japan."

One of the escorts immediately flashed a reply:
"Request permission to finish breakfast first."

Is it true, dunno, should it be, of course.

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