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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.

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Posted: Jun 6th, 2014
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Parisian waiter ‘accidentally nice’ to English family

claim on insurance for distress dismissed with unapologetic shrugIn an unprecedented disruption of normal relations between France and Great Britain, a Paris waiter has admitted being ‘accidentally nice’ to an English family visiting Paris.

The Hatcher family from Letchworth, Herts, are still ‘in shock’ after the incident in which bistro waiter Georges Latour smiled and wished the family ‘A bientôt’ and politely thanked them for the adequate tip which had been left for him. Graham Hatcher said: ‘We were completely shocked and I could see that the children were scared and upset. The holiday had been lovely up to then, typically Parisian.

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Posted: Mar 5th, 2014
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Emergency picnic hampers ‘really could save lives’ claim French traffic police

could be stuck by the roadside for hours and hoursThe Ministry of Transport in Paris confirmed yesterday that anyone driving in France must carry an ‘emergency hamper’, designed to ‘minimise risk of hunger in event of mechanical failure at lunch time, more than 2.4 kilometres from a brasserie’.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2012
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France to be ‘constantly reminded’ it lost 2012 Olympics

Eiffel Towerit’s not about the sporting ideal. It’s about really pissing off the French.’

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Posted: Jul 21st, 2007
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