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Started by Tripos on Nov 13, 2018 11:06:20 PM
A very British disaster

List them here and those responsible

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Shadrack22 - 13 Nov 2018 23:10:58 (#1 of 258)

Sir Cloudesley Shovell and the Scilly naval disaster of 1707.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Nov 2018 23:11:34 (#2 of 258)

Brexit, obv.

foghorn - 13 Nov 2018 23:13:35 (#3 of 258)

Polar expeditions. Everest.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Nov 2018 23:18:50 (#4 of 258)

“I know how to deal with these people!”

Exclaimed Charles Lennox Richardson, immediately before being bifurcated by a samurai.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namamugi_Incident

foghorn - 13 Nov 2018 23:29:15 (#5 of 258)

Bread fruit.

foghorn - 13 Nov 2018 23:30:26 (#6 of 258)

RMS Titanic.

Dunkirk.

solomongursky - 13 Nov 2018 23:31:40 (#7 of 258)

People forget that on the Titanic's maiden voyage there were over 1000 miles of uneventful, very pleasurable cruising.

Tripos - 13 Nov 2018 23:34:49 (#8 of 258)

So in the case of Brexit, 40 odd years of uneventful membership of the EU then ...

invicta - 13 Nov 2018 23:36:15 (#9 of 258)

Sir Stafford Cripps and his jolly trade exchange with the Soviet Union in 1946 (we give you the plans for an advanced jet engine that will power Soviet, Chinese and North Korean air fighters for the next 20 years, prolonging the Korean and Vietnam wars, you give us 2/6d and the phrase "useful idiot").

YorenInTheNorth - 13 Nov 2018 23:38:57 (#10 of 258)

The Suez Campaign of 1956. Allied with France and Israel against Nasser's Egypt. Anthony Eden as Prime Minister.

#7

In 1991 no-one died.

In 1992 no-one died.

In 1993 no-one died.

In 1994 someone died.

in 1995 no-one died....

foghorn - 13 Nov 2018 23:39:04 (#11 of 258)

Nice. I always felt a sort of spitfire buzz when it comes to the MiG15.

emorobot - 13 Nov 2018 23:48:44 (#12 of 258)

My favourite is Windscale. I think it was the worlds first proper full-on nuclear meltdown - showing that we really do lead the world in these things.

Don't know whose fault it was, but I know how it happened - they wanted more naughty stuff for bombs so they cut off the cooling fins on the nuclear fuel rods to try and speed up the reaction. Doh!

Tripos - 13 Nov 2018 23:50:51 (#13 of 258)

The Windscale plant was hastily renamed ...

thismorning - 13 Nov 2018 23:51:54 (#14 of 258)

Colonized what is now America. Gawd elp us.

Shadrack22 - 13 Nov 2018 23:52:14 (#15 of 258)

Myxomatosis

The partition of India

The Groundnut Scheme

solomongursky - 13 Nov 2018 23:58:24 (#16 of 258)

The Windscale plant was hastily renamed ...

"I will bring the whole edifice down on their unworthy heads".

Tripos - 14 Nov 2018 00:02:30 (#17 of 258)

Wasn't that a film with Richard Burton?

solomongursky - 14 Nov 2018 00:03:49 (#18 of 258)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&
v=RcukyYDcxEA

Tripos - 14 Nov 2018 00:07:32 (#19 of 258)

Thank you solmongursky. Didn't the character played by Burton end up in a hospital bed?

ZimAgain - 14 Nov 2018 00:08:39 (#20 of 258)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu5kgSeZHfw

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