I just read this anecdote and thought I would share

Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by Antipodean Andy, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    You know how you come across hilarious or amazing snippets in the books of personal recollections we read? I thought it'd be cool to share some as/when/if we come across them?

    I'll post a PFF Halibag anecdote later todat to get things rolling.
  2. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Well, after all of that, couldn't find the anecdote and can't remember what it was! Sooo, here's something from Roy Nesbit's The Armed Rovers, Chapter 2:

    Referring to the Italians' repsect for the Beaufighter:
    With their strongly developed sense of the dramatic, the Italians named the aircraft "il flagello di Dio", the scourge of God.

    Referring to a strike on Nov 16, 1941:
    ...three Beaufighters took off for an attack on Tmimi aerodrome...The pilots flew in Coastal Command style, at about twenty feet, but it was the desert beneath them and not the sea

  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    In the book "No Escape Zone" the author points out that there is no word for "Fluffy" in the german language!
  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    What do they say instead?
  5. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    Its not mentioned but he did ask a senior german Mig 29 pilot and was given the cold shoulder! But latter on, after a practise combat between sea harriers and Mig 29s, the german did make a joke about it!

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