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Targa

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On some TV programme a while back an old person was being asked questions to determine memory loss.
When asked when WW2 began she said '1919, the Treaty of Versailles made it inevitable'.
 

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On some TV programme a while back an old person was being asked questions to determine memory loss.
When asked when WW2 began she said '1919, the Treaty of Versailles made it inevitable'.
The kind of answer I would have given at school, getting bad marks: the correct answer is 1939!
 

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Politely disagree, Aldevis.

If it had not been for the savage reparations demanded by the French and meekly granted by the Brits, the savage inflation that allowed The National Socialist Party to gain power might not have arisen or is that political?
 

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Politely disagree, Aldevis.

If it had not been for the savage reparations demanded by the French and meekly granted by the Brits, the savage inflation that allowed The National Socialist Party to gain power might not have arisen or is that political?
Sincerely agree.
My (possibly unclear) comment was that most of my school teachers gave me bad marks for answers like that, demanding the official date (1939 or whatever) with no use of brain allowed.

Nowadays, multiple choice answers, demand only uncritical meaningless numbers. It is easier for them tho ask "when" than "why".
I still ask myself "why some people from Palestina blew up those huge tanks in front of my house". That "why" is more important than "2/8/1972".

I am happy to be censored, if I am too political.
(finding the picture on the internet reminded me the smell of those days)

Aug72.jpg
 
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Politely disagree, Aldevis.

If it had not been for the savage reparations demanded by the French and meekly granted by the Brits, the savage inflation that allowed The National Socialist Party to gain power might not have arisen or is that political?
I've split this out from the memories thread.

As long as this stays on history, it's OK. Political for the forum means ideological and interminable and ultimately unpleasant/unanswerable arguments about the merits/demerits of politicians and their parties.
 

aldevis

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Re: earliest memory

I've split this out from the memories thread.

As long as this stays on history, it's OK. Political for the forum means ideological and interminable and ultimately unpleasant/unanswerable arguments about the merits/demerits of politicians and their parties.
exit singing "l'internationale"
 

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The Treaty of Versailles did not make WWII inevitable, though implementing its provisions caused friction. There is not even agreement that they were unduly harsh. Shelves of books have already been written on this question. I do not propose to add to them. But the Treaty of Versailles is a convenient starting point for an analysis of the course of later events.
 

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It happens all over again, once more. I don't want to comment deeper for this is a sax forum.
History repeats itself, because people never learn history, so the old recipes work every some decades just as well. Doesn't it look like the 1930's again?

Where are the fancy suits and hats of that era...i miss those:)
 
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On some TV programme a while back an old person was being asked questions to determine memory loss.
When asked when WW2 began she said '1919, the Treaty of Versailles made it inevitable'.
Obviously this lady had not read the true account of how the second world war began Quote: National Enquirer 1938. Mr Neville Chamberlain visited Germany on the 29th of September on his final attempt to avert a war. He was greeted by Herr Hitler and invited to have kaffee und Kuchen at Berchesgarten which he graciously accepted. One of Chamberlaine`s aides on seeing Hitler for the first time commented in English literal translation `My God who on earth is that little man`s hairdresser, how uncouth hair parting on the right hand side of his head and the moustache a tooth brush bristle. Unfortunately Dr Josef Goebbels was present and overheard the aides comment. (He, Goebbels spoke and understood English.)

Dr Goebbels related the comments to Adolph after Chamberlain left. Hitler flew into a frenzy and screamed "You bald b-----d Chamberlain see what I`m going to do now." and according to the National Enquirer the dye was cast. So it must be true Regds N.
 

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Re: earliest memory

It happens all over again, once more. I don't want to comment deeper for this is a sax forum.
History repeats itself, because people never learn history, so the old recipes work every some decades just as well. Doesn't it look like the 1930's again?

Where are the fancy suits and hats of that era...i miss those:)
Miss the cloths, but the foolishness should have gone out of style instead.
 

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Where are the fancy suits and hats of that era...i miss those:)
Thanks for that Zeus. The fancy clothes may be lost, but the music lives on. As soon as I heard the tune I recognised it. We have an Agnes Baltsa CD called From Greece with love and the first track is that melody - a Carnation behind your ear. If that CD were a record we would have worn out the grooves by now. It's a favourite.
 
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Targa

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On some TV programme a while back an old person was being asked questions to determine memory loss.
When asked when WW2 began she said '1919, the Treaty of Versailles made it inevitable'.
It it's of any interest I finally remembered the programme.
Stephanie Cole in Waiting for God.
 

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During the inflationary Weimar Republic, a German woman filled her wheelbarrow with a million Deutschmarks and went to the butcher to get 2 pounds of Bratwurst.

Before she got there, she was mugged by some bandits, who took her wheelbarrow and left the million Deutschmarks on the ground.

HAL
 

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During the inflationary Weimar Republic, a German woman filled her wheelbarrow with a million Deutschmarks and went to the butcher to get 2 pounds of Bratwurst.

Before she got there, she was mugged by some bandits, who took her wheelbarrow and left the million Deutschmarks on the ground.

HAL
I have somewhere a 1993 Yugoslavian banknote: 50'000'000'000 Dinars (circa £20, at the time)
 

old git

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Re: earliest memory

I've split this out from the memories thread.

As long as this stays on history, it's OK. Political for the forum means ideological and interminable and ultimately unpleasant/unanswerable arguments about the merits/demerits{of politicians and their parties.}
Surely this mean any mention of the brand of our saxophones, ligatures. mouthpieces and reeds should also be banned? >:) >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)
 
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