Re: Tories To Waste Billons On New Fighter JetsAug 14th, 2010
No I didn't... although I've heard his career has been filled with lots of myth.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Indeed, dirigibles are not mighty forces for defense. As already noted by others, the issue isn't early detection and protection from an attack coming over the pole... the issue is that in order for Canada to justify it's claim of the north before the court of the Haig, it needs to show it can take care of it, with patrol, surveilance and rescue, which dirigibles can do fantastically.
Crumb, given how gas-heating is part of what creates lift, it means the colder the air, the better the lift.
I read that the issue of Billy Bishop actually having shot down the Red Baron is not certain, but hey... call it early good spin-doctoring... maybe the first time Toronto discovered it has a brain... still... if anyone could have been cool enough to explain to French Canada early on how brilliant they are, we could have been piping movies down to the US at volumes greater and of a quality finer than anything Hollywood was doing.
I know this is off thread, but... am I the only guy here who heard the story about how in WW-I the Canadian rep general physically attacked and then verbally abused and challenged the Brit-General in a meeting where if the Brit-general didn't start treating Canadian forces like they were something other than fodder, then all alliances were off, until the Brit-general complied?
Then the grunts did Vimy ridge, and the...
General Sir Arthur Currie did no such thing in the First World War.......in World War One we were still a full colony of the Crown, automatically at war when Britain went to war, more British than the British, and constitutionally unable to buck the Brits in any serious manner.
I see your knowledge of history matches your knowledge of military affairs.....
Trudeau? You've GOT to be kidding!