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MB_Avro_UK
11-22-2005, 03:04 PM
From the 'Today In WW II History' thread....

In the Shetland Islands... German bombers drop bombs on British territory, for the first time, in a strike targeting naval vessels and flying boats. No significant damage is done. A rabbit is reported to have been killed.

Was the rabbit on active duty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Was he buried or incorporated within a ceremonial pie?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

BaldieJr
11-22-2005, 03:25 PM
Lots of ground crews and such kept pets. I'm guessing the rabbit was listed as a moral booster for the folks at home though.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-22-2005, 03:34 PM
It was a civilian rabbit.

That's why the song 'Run Rabbit Run' became popular. I kid you not.

WarWolfe_1
11-22-2005, 03:54 PM
Did they play Taps with the BagPipe when he was out in the ground?

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-22-2005, 03:56 PM
It was big news at the time.

polak5
11-22-2005, 03:56 PM
Wasent that the energizer bunny's grandfather... I heard he was a vet

arcadeace
11-22-2005, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkII:
It was a civilian rabbit.

That's why the song 'Run Rabbit Run' became popular. I kid you not.

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MB_Avro_UK
11-22-2005, 04:26 PM
Bomber Bombs Bunny...

Were all sides guilty of this atrocity...??

Where are the memorials?

Was the Bunny Rabbit armed and in uniform?

The Geneva Convention clearly states that a Rabbit is to be granted full rights under the convention. Were his/her rights transgressed?

The History Channel will devote next Friday evening to this little known and ignored topic.

My Uncle served in a 'Rabbit Squadron' and flew Vickers Warrens. He never received a pension but only a small amount of straw weekly.

He would have flown Spitfires but his ears were too big.

The Vickers Warren as most of you will know had vertical ear-pieces incorporated into the cockpit.

Only a few Rabbits were captured due to their high rate of turn.

Those that were captured proved to be excellent burrowers (see Great Escape Film).

Seeking the truth.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

ploughman
11-23-2005, 02:56 AM
Slightly sideways for a moment, the Americans call Tornado bombers that visit for their Red Flag exercises (the one's that fly scarily low) bunny burners.

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WTE_Ibis
11-23-2005, 03:06 AM
That waskely widdle wabbet was a spy so no he wasn't in uniform.
Mind you it only got him by a hares breadth.

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Feathered_IV
11-23-2005, 03:32 AM
Which reminds me;

Q - What do you call a man with a family of rabbits living up his bum?


A - Warren.

woofiedog
11-23-2005, 04:14 AM
http://iweb.tntech.edu/jneapolitan/killer_rabbit.jpg

http://www.utsidan.se/medlem/album/db/cpic42527246cbe20.jpg

JG52_Helgstrand
11-23-2005, 04:15 AM
You ever see the rabbit in The Holy Grail?

British rabbits demand and get a lot of respect!

Darn it Woofiedog ya beat me to it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

woofiedog
11-23-2005, 06:27 AM
JG52_Helgstrand... Nothing Worst than a Killer Rabbit or it's Second Cousin and Open Prairie Killer the much Feared Jackalope!

http://homepage.mac.com/jfstrain/blogpics/mar04/jackalope.jpg
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">The jackalope is an aggressive species, willing to use its antlers to fight. Thus, it is also sometimes called the "warrior rabbit."</span>

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-23-2005, 07:23 AM
You can't say the 'R' word on Portland. The locals call them 'bunnies'. The latest Wallace and Gromit film posters caused more of a fuss than the Luftwaffe's last visit.

Something to do with being harbingers of disaster, burrowing into quarries just before rock face collapses, coming up from their flooded burrows before the water reaches our level and so on....Woofie's pictures would cause a big stir if I took them to a pub I use and pinned them up. Guess where I'm going tonight? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
11-23-2005, 10:53 AM
That's nothing. a few days ago, a really tiny bird, called "mus" here and smaller then even a sparrow, rendered quite a lot of publicity here in Holland. Every year, we attempt to break the world record for domino bricks. alot of grown ups are busy putting over 4 million domino bricks in a row and this "mus" comes flying into this huge gym with all the domino bricks in place. Needless to say that if this tiny bird chooses to land on the floor, alot of the bricks will be falling prematurly and so causing headache for the volunteers and the companies who sponsored the event.

So eventually, someone decided to shoot it. Immediatly animal activists began to scream. A little bit like the whiners we see on this forum. The hunter who've shot the "mus" was threatned with dead himself and all the sponsoring companies couldn't be happier with all this publicity. So this tiny bird nearly made an end to a multi million Euro event with millions watching at the TV, just by being there, not knocking anything over actually.

Ruy Horta
11-23-2005, 11:07 AM
http://photo.zootrotters.nl/albums/BatchUpload/Wildlife/Small_Birds/MusMan1.jpg

They actually had an exterminator shoot the bird.

You must realize that Domino Day is something very important...

womenfly
11-23-2005, 11:12 AM
"O" NO! the rabbit died! You no good B#*@* ...

ploughman
11-23-2005, 11:16 AM
Next year, we'll send rabbits. Lots of rabbits.

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Waldo.Pepper
11-23-2005, 03:12 PM
More rabbit news.

The early RADAR researchers were trying to made a 'death ray' in England. They were of course unsuccessful. However the early Japanese RADAR researchers who were also trying to make a 'death ray' were a hare more successful.

They managed to make a 'death ray' that killed a rabbit at 30feet. It did however take ten minutes to kill the rabbit, and was therefore of no practical military value.

p1ngu666
11-23-2005, 04:16 PM
in the boar war there was a town that came under seige, had a oddball commander who kept everyones spirits high. he put stuff like a stray dog was killed in his news, think he later went on to form the scouts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

JG52_Helgstrand
11-23-2005, 04:18 PM
I can see how that would work.

It's like saying HaHa screw you, all you did was kill a rabbit, or a stray dog.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 09:40 AM
From the 'Today In WWII History' thread.

"In Britain... After attempts to save New Forest ponies in the blackout by painting them like zebras, they are removed to safe pastures."

ploughman
11-25-2005, 12:50 PM
One really has to wonder why the Luftswagger was targeting New Forest ponies with sufficient ardour to necessitate their camouflaging. But then my town's war diary records the wanton destruction of an oak tree by Nazi raiders, something that was perpertrated in broad daylight so the 'I thought it looked like London' excuse doesn't work. Maybe they'd had enough of being pestered by Spitfires as the rest of the diary report has them flying off to the south east pursued by fighters.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 12:57 PM
Have you seen the 'what to do if an air-raid interupts your game' poster from a Surrey golf club? It's just s-o-o-o-o British.

ploughman
11-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Go on then, I'm all ears.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 01:10 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/wpb32.jpg

How could the Lufties ever hope to win?

Clan_Graham
11-25-2005, 01:20 PM
I hear that the rabbit got the V.C. (very cooked)

ploughman
11-25-2005, 01:25 PM
If your stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb you get a one stroke penalty. Ooh, harsh that.

I like the idea of my golf ball being destroyed by enemy action whilst in play though, that'd enliven the crowd during the PGA tour. What! What!

Heh. Heh.

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 01:36 PM
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