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Previously on "Let's get back to brexit."

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  • VectraMan
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    Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
    No that is a bit of a myth, it was more a cock up, according to German documentaries, the German invasion went much quicker than anyone expected so there were tussles between Hitler and the Generals about slowing things down a bit.
    I've seen that in documentaries too.

    If you think about it, it would have been a huge and expensive undertaking for the Germans to take that many prisoners of war. Letting the men get away but leaving more or less all the equipment behind was perhaps a better outcome for the Wehrmacht.

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  • BlasterBates
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    The reason Hitler stopped the advance was because some Generals believed the advance was too fast and that their troops were over-stretched. In hindsight this was mistake. Although Hitler did give the order, it was on the advice of a faction of Generals who had the feeling that some of the army was out of control. Rommel for example kept disobeying orders, charging ahead without waiting. It was basically Hitler trying to restore a bit of discipline to the invasion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dunkirk

    In one of the most widely debated decisions of the war, the Germans halted their advance on Dunkirk. Contrary to popular belief, what became known as the "Halt Order" did not originate with Adolf Hitler. Field Marshals Gerd von Rundstedt and Günther von Kluge suggested that the German forces around the Dunkirk pocket should cease their advance on the port and consolidate, to avoid an Allied breakout. Hitler sanctioned the order on 24 May with the support of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW).

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Both of these are myths.
    Not quite there is some fact in them.

    BBC - History - Britain retreats from France (pictures, video, facts & news)

    British and French troops were left behind to defend the Dunkirk perimeter. They faced either death or an uncertain future as prisoners of war.
    The British evacuation was also aided on 24 May by Hitler's surprising decision to halt their advance on Dunkirk for 48 hours.
    He did halt it, the reasons are still being argued about.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    Just like Brexit will cut immigration
    yeah

    The Brexit effect: The fall in EU migration spells trouble for the UK

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Not if we stay in the ridiculous Human Rights convention.

    Each time we try to repatriate or refuse entry to an immigrant, some judge in compliance with this pernicious convention lets them stay!
    Could you provide figures to back that up?
    How many have we refused entry to and how many have of those have gone to court over it?

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Would the U.K. Be allowed to control immigration from outside the EU?
    Not if we stay in the ridiculous Human Rights convention.

    Each time we try to repatriate or refuse entry to an immigrant, some judge in compliance with this pernicious convention lets them stay!

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  • grabri
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    But we all agree David Beckham would add a bit of glamour.
    ... and intellect.

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  • woohoo
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    Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
    No that is a bit of a myth, it was more a cock up, according to German documentaries, the German invasion went much quicker than anyone expected so there were tussles between Hitler and the Generals about slowing things down a bit.
    But we all agree David Beckham would add a bit of glamour.

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  • BlasterBates
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    Hitler ordered his troops to halt before the final assault hoping that Britain would make a deal... this gave window of opportunity to evacuate...
    No that is a bit of a myth, it was more a cock up, according to German documentaries, the German invasion went much quicker than anyone expected so there were tussles between Hitler and the Generals about slowing things down a bit.

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Both of these are myths.
    Just like Brexit will cut immigration

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  • northernladyuk
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    Originally posted by Paddy View Post
    Not so well known is the fact that the French were defending the beach while the British evacuated.
    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    Hitler ordered his troops to halt before the final assault hoping that Britain would make a deal... this gave window of opportunity to evacuate...
    Both of these are myths.

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    We'll Dunkirk was an own goal but we pulled it back
    Hitler ordered his troops to halt before the final assault hoping that Britain would make a deal... this gave window of opportunity to evacuate...

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  • Paddy
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    We'll Dunkirk was an own goal but we pulled it back. Let's get Beckham involved can't but feel that he would add a bit of glamor to the process.
    Not so well known is the fact that the French were defending the beach while the British evacuated.

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  • WTFH
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    Would the U.K. Be allowed to control immigration from outside the EU?

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  • original PM
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    Meh but it's pure hooey any way

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ling-back.html

    Apparently

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