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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    The Englanders didn't even go in.
    Don't which history book you read then must have been the bible

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Don't which history book you read then must have been the bible
    Britain was not directly involved in the Vietnam War.

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Exactly martynz

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "resigned from the British Army and re-enlisted in the US Army". After completing their tour in Vietnam, the returning "GI's" were discharged from US Forces and re-enlisted in the British Army on their return to the UK. This allowed Harold Wilson, (the British Prime Minister), to stand up in Parliament and announce "No British Troops are in Vietnam". Twenty two British Servicemen were killed in action in Vietnam.
    No direct involvement? Depends on how you read it I guess. But if 22 servicemen died in action in Vietnam, to me that means direct involvement.

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Quote Originally Posted by martynz View Post
    Britain was not directly involved in the Vietnam War.
    tell that to my Uncle who was there

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "resigned from the British Army and re-enlisted in the US Army". After completing their tour in Vietnam, the returning "GI's" were discharged from US Forces and re-enlisted in the British Army on their return to the UK. This allowed Harold Wilson, (the British Prime Minister), to stand up in Parliament and announce "No British Troops are in Vietnam". Twenty two British Servicemen were killed in action in Vietnam. Britain did not help the Americans as such because the British public were against it, this was undoubtedly the worst Anglo-American friendship that any British Prime minister and American President has ever had.
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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "resigned from the British Army and re-enlisted in the US Army". After completing their tour in Vietnam, the returning "GI's" were discharged from US Forces and re-enlisted in the British Army on their return to the UK. This allowed Harold Wilson, (the British Prime Minister), to stand up in Parliament and announce "No British Troops are in Vietnam". Twenty two British Servicemen were killed in action in Vietnam. Britain did not help the Americans as such because the British public were against it, this was undoubtedly the worst Anglo-American friendship that any British Prime minister and American President has ever had.
    thanks for that C, my Uncle never talks about his time there he only ever says he was there and has photo's to prove it the uniform he wears in them does look English

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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    Might need them to keep the takeover of New Zealand land by you know who investors'..
    I'm going to assume you are referring to the American investors, They have bought more chunks of land then the chinese, and their interesters are purely their own and their intention is profit.

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    The US Marines saved our a r s e s in WW11 and don't forget that.

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    Was that while Russia was winning WW2 and saving the yanks, the british, hell, the entire allied forces and their respective populations.

    God Bless those Ruskies.
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    Default Re: National Government even further up USA's Backside!

    It's called history re-written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iantech View Post
    No direct involvement? Depends on how you read it I guess. But if 22 servicemen died in action in Vietnam, to me that means direct involvement.
    I deliberately said direct involvement.
    Britain as a national entity was not fighting in the war.

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