This is something, and it’s very welcome, that we haven’t seen from the British Royal family since World War II, (with the exception perhaps, of Lord Mountbatten)and personally I find it to be a very good reason why the Royal Family exists, or maybe the Spencer family has something to do with it as well. From Allahpundit,
[...] Namely, that Harry talking about his experience in the British military killing jihadis is the best press the royal family has had in ages. Quote:
Asked before he left Afghanistan if he had killed insurgents during his tour, he said: “Yeah, so, lots of people have. … Yes, we fire when we have to, take a life to save a life, but essentially we’re more of a deterrent than anything else.
“If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game, I suppose,” the second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana said in one of several interviews released to the media…
Harry’s job as an Apache co-pilot was to man its weapons system when his 662 Squadron unit flew sorties in support of ground troops fighting Taliban or accompanying other helicopters on missions to evacuate casualties…
“Yes, you get shot at. But if the guys who are doing the same job as us are being shot at on the ground, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with us [Prince William and himself] being shot at as well. People back home will have issues with that, but we’re not special.”
Most royal “news” has to do with Kate Middleton’s hair or whatever. This guy flies Apaches under fire in Afghanistan and gives a winningly egalitarian explanation for why he’s willing to do it and somehow his comment comparing his duties to video games is proof that he’s “jumped the shark”? What?
This seems related so we’ll throw it in here, as near as I can tell, even us wogs can go vote.
The Telegraph reports that the British National Army Museum has published its shortlist of the greatest battles in British history. The public will vote, either online or at the museum, on which one is the greatest.
The battles, in chronological order:
Battle of Blenheim, August 13, 1704, at Blenheim, Bavaria (War of the Spanish Succession)
Battle of Culloden, April 16, 1746, at Drumossie Moor in Scotland (Jacobite Rebellion)
Battle of Plassey, June 23, 1757, at Plassey in West Bengal, India (Seven Years War
Battle of Quebec, June 13, 1759, outside of Quebec City in Canada (Seven Years War)
Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, at Lexington, Massachusetts (American Revolution)
Battle of Salamanca, July 22, 1812, at Salamanca, Spain (Peninsular War/Napoleonic Wars)
Battle of Aliwal, January 28, 1846, at Aliwai in Punjab, India (First Sikh War)
Battle of Rorke’s Drift, January 22-23, at Rorke’s Drift, South Africa (Zulu War)
It’s nice to see that we made the list, funny how it’s not the Battle of New Orléans, isn’t it?
- Top 10 Historical Places In The British Empire (essentialtravel.co.uk)
- Vote for Britain’s greatest battle (warhistoryonline.com)
- Prince Harry ‘fired at’ Afghan enemy (bbc.co.uk)
Authored By nebraskaenergyobserver