…is rolling in his grave.

Trafalgar show a poke in the eye for Nelson kin
Admiral’s family upset over political correctness for bicentennial of battle
LONDON – Britain celebrated one of its greatest naval victories on Tuesday but a descendant of Admiral Horatio Nelson said the Battle of Trafalgar was trying too hard not to offend historical enemies.
After Queen Elizabeth presides over the world’s biggest navy review, two fleets will enact a 19th century sea battle.
But they will be known — neutrally — as the red and the blue fleet rather than by country names, which has sparked an angry shot across the bows from the great great great granddaughter of the British naval hero…
…“I think the idea of the blue team fighting the red team is pretty stupid. I am sure the French and Spanish are adult enough to appreciate we did win that battle,” she added.
The historian playing Nelson in the mock battle is equally annoyed.
“If you obliterate history for the sake of political correctness, you can’t learn from the past. Nelson thought politicians were cowards. I tend to agree,” Alex Naylor said.


6 Responses to “Somebody…”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Was this done by the FreedomCenter folks?
    Good God.
    “England Expects Every Bureaucrat To Be A Weasel”
    -Admiral Nelson prior to the Battle of Trafalgar

  2. The Real JeffS says:

    Can you imagine this wimpy behavior applied to a Civil War re-enactment? Instead of the Union and Confederacy, we might see “Blue and Grey”.
    No, wait, that won’t work. Hmmmmmm…..”Black and White”?
    Don’t think so. How about “Heliotrope and Emerald”?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nowadays it would be the “mauve” and “sage”, I reckon.

  4. Surely you jest?!! That would NEVER happen here!!

  5. Ken Summers says:

    Refresh my memory… was it Red or Blue that formed the Vichy government?

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