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‘We were offside during 1914 Christmas truce’ admits German historian

but did it really cross the line, or just go around‘The referee didn’t have a great game.’

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Posted: Dec 1st, 2009
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M.O.D warned that emphasis on heroes is undermining cowardly soldiers

'Always one who wants to go the other way'A new report by military think-tank the National Armed Forces Institute (NAFI) has criticised ministers for creating a ‘culture of courage’ amongst service personnel.

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Posted: Nov 19th, 2009
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UK military leaders in solemn roll-call of MPs who fiddled expenses

In memory of those fallen beneath contempt‘We didn’t think the list would ever end,’ said a tearful Major General Nick Carter today as the names of MPs who had sacrificed their reputations for the country were read out.

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Posted: Oct 16th, 2009
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Government denies leaving Barmy Army under-equipped

can't even affford Pietersen, for heaven's sakeAs Anglo-Australian conflict over the rightful homeland of the Ashes continues to escalate, the government has been forced to deny claims that it is allowing the Barmy Army to go into the hostilities without the crucial equipment needed to secure an English victory. ‘The Aussies are armed with the very latest trumpets and cutting-edge wigs,’ lamented a sporting warrior known to his comrades as ‘Hughsie’. ‘If we’re to stand any chance against them, the MoD has to address the fancy dress shortages. We’re asking these lads to spend five days at the front line. The least they can do is give our boys the best fighting chants.’

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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2009
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Army’s new missiles erroneously fitted with Marriage Guidance Systems

launched from Helmand to wherever they're neededThe Ministry of Defence faces an embarrassing recall of its newest land-attack missile cache after discovering that its state-of-the-art target-tracking system was mistakenly fitted with a marriage guidance programme.

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Posted: Jul 20th, 2009
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