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Curtsy: CDR Salamander for that Stock Footage video.

The best story today:

[A]n 89-year-old veteran was reported missing by his care home after being told that he couldn’t go to Normandy. …

Sussex police say that the man, who has not been named, was reported missing last night by a nursing home in Hove. He had gone out at 10.30am wearing a grey macintosh and jacket with his war medals.

Police searched the area and checked with hospitals and then the nursing home had a phone call from a “younger” veteran who said he had met the man in question on a coach to France and they were “safe and well in a hotel in Ouistreham”.

Perhaps his “young” friend is a veteran of the Korean war? Anyway, what a guy. Grabbing his medals and sneaking out of his old folks home to turn up on a beach in Normandy.


Honestly, I don’t know how all the wives (not to be sexist, but since Angela Merkel seems to be busying herself elsewhere, and since presumably their husbands have learned how to suppress any residual human emotional impulses in their day jobs, it is mostly wives) go to these D-Day Remembrance ceremonies without messy crying throughout.


Speaking of wives, just to be slightly frivolous here, but I really love what SamCam’s wearing:

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