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Army chief dismisses coup rumour, but again says “don’t cross the line”

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2 minutes ago, greeneking said:

Dunkirk, sort of.

Tactical withdrawal old boy........ Came back and flogged the barstuards ! 

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On 2/18/2019 at 2:55 AM, cookieqw said:

Every country and army forms legends around certain battles and these become the anchor points of an armies history (battle of the Somme, Dien Bien Phu, Goose Green, Gallipoli etc). These battles give men a goal to aim towards..a kind of barometer of bravery and sacrifice.



ever heard of an army celebrating something it lost ????

Yes, ANZAC day celebrates the Gallipoli campaign that you mention. It was not an ANZAC victory. The Serbs celebrate the Battle of Kosovo back in the 14th Century , which was also a defeat. The British celebrate Dunkirk, a miraculous retreat perhaps but still a loss. Many more examples, I'm sure. I think also that neither the BRitish nor the Germans celebrate the Somme. Like Verdun, everyone lost that battle. Commemorate  is perhaps more apt than celebrate

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