Ex-servicemen mark Bidet celebrations
6th June 1944 is still a special day in the memory of Corporal Mike Smythe of the Devonshire Regiment. He had never seen a bidet until his amphibious craft landed on Sword beach and no-one had explained the significance of Bidet to him.
‘Less than ten minutes after landing, I was washing my genitals in warm French water, knowing the Nazis were freezing their bollocks off on the Eastern Front,’ Smythe recalled, his frail fingers clutching at a ceremonial flannel and a fragment of worn 70 year old soap.
The Princess Royal, watched by heads of state, led Bidet celebrations in a private ceremony in a small outbuilding on Juno beach. In Paris, Prince Charles laid an accidental tribute in a bidet near the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and later apologised for the mistake British people made on trips to France in the sixties and seventies.Click to send this story to a friend
Posted: Jun 6th, 2014 by nickb
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