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    Thanks for posting; an especially elegant...

    Thanks for posting; an especially elegant wristwatch, imho.
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    Fascinating, and definitely a 'few' who were...

    Fascinating, and definitely a 'few' who were there and what became a mythical (and quite well documented) battle.
    There is some literature on the 'Angel of Mons' phenomenon including use of it by...
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    It was a bottle from ASDA, but bought many years...

    It was a bottle from ASDA, but bought many years ago so perhaps not much help now.

    I think some of the non-declared Islay generics on the market are Ardbeg, had another not long ago at a friends. ...
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    Thank you for the recommendation; I did not know...

    Thank you for the recommendation; I did not know that and missed the series whilst away in another war (!).
    I'll look to see it.

    Br,
    AP.
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    I'd very much like to see an historically...

    I'd very much like to see an historically accurate film made about the opening part of the Great War (WW1), i.e. the famous battle of Mons and subsequent 'race for the coast'. A very different view...
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    Yes, many of the own-brand supermarket whiskies...

    Yes, many of the own-brand supermarket whiskies are excellent.
    Had one the other night and it was definitely an Ardbeg, but rather better value!
    That goes for blends, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey The...

    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey
    The Glendronnich 18 is great if you like the younger.




    I second the recommendation of 100thmonkey

    The 21 year old is excellent, too, but the 18 is...
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    RIP. I wonder how him as in Yes Minster would...

    RIP.
    I wonder how him as in Yes Minster would have got in with him as in Heartbeat.
    A great actor and somehow I think both would have got on, even if such different characters, as underneath he...
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    These recently came up on my radar, and I did a...

    These recently came up on my radar, and I did a search of the forum and found this thread.
    Congratulations on the watch: it looks excellent.
    This is, from what I can see so far, my favourite model....
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    Yes, arrangements were made pre- December 1941 as...

    Yes, arrangements were made pre- December 1941 as part of the convoy system but with strict limits.
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    I've not seen the film, so thanks for the...

    I've not seen the film, so thanks for the thoughts about it. I'm a little hesitant as from the trailers there is much green grass(!)

    This article from the year before last by the military...
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    I agree, and would add that the US President's...

    I agree, and would add that the US President's actions were crucial prior to 7 December 1941 (Pearl Harbour) in preparing the US for war and also in his support for the UK and British Empire Forces...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Pottinger : If...

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Pottinger :

    If you're referring to Spain, the difficulty was while the German Luftwaffe had learned some lessons, these did not necessarily reach or were absorbed by...
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    I'm aware of the NHS definition of Homeopathy,...

    I'm aware of the NHS definition of Homeopathy, thanks.
    As I understand it ,what can be called homeopathic practices do not involve all parts of that definition but some limited elements (such as...
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    If you're referring to Spain, the difficulty was...

    If you're referring to Spain, the difficulty was while the German Luftwaffe had learned some lessons, these did not necessarily reach or were absorbed by the political leadership.
    Unfortunately,...
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    It depends on what you view as homeopathic...

    It depends on what you view as homeopathic practices. Some take a narrow view and others a wider one.

    The increased interest naturally occurring anti-bacterials for medicinal use appears to have...
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    Congratulations! And, thank you for sharing...

    Congratulations! And, thank you for sharing photos and information about it; it's both gorgeous and fascinating.
    How do you or are you intending on displaying it (at home?)? I think there could be a...
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    Thanks for your kind message about posting again....

    Thanks for your kind message about posting again.

    Regarding your comment, I agree. Hitler had always hoped England ( what he really meant was the British Empire) would join Germany.
    Coercing or...
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    There are clearly many strong opinions here, and...

    There are clearly many strong opinions here, and Saint-Just makes a good point regarding what is included in the area of homeopathic practices.
    Some include those that are accepted by medical...
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    Good points Happy Jack. Many RN / FAA aircrew...

    Good points Happy Jack.

    Many RN / FAA aircrew and ground crew also involved in the Battle of Britain. It is arguable that if Germany had managed to gain air superiority, it would have been a...
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    Some good points, imho, although it's more...

    Some good points, imho, although it's more complicated regarding support and supply during WW2. IWC supplied the German military almost exclusively until the outcome of the war became clear (and they...
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    Thank's jools. I hope to be around more though...

    Thank's jools. I hope to be around more though it's not always possible.
    Glad to see you are about.

    Thanks Dunk, entitled to your view although I don't agree re homeopaths as I've had good...
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    Thank's to those who've provided some...

    Thank's to those who've provided some constructive replies, it's much appreciated. It's good to keep an open mind.
    I regret the more personal comments. It's been a while since I frequented the form...
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    Thanks for the more informative replies. I'm...

    Thanks for the more informative replies. I'm sorry my polite request resulted in quite so much consternation.
    Reservations noted among those who have stated them.
    I remain interested in...
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    I was reminded of Beverly Hills Cop...

    I was reminded of Beverly Hills Cop...
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