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Old 05 February 2007, 13:27   #1
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typical...

-quote from BBC home page 5 minutes ago... ( 1825 GMT- 05-2-07)

"With them they carried possibly the most precious cargo of the war - a black japanned metal deed box containing all of Britain's most valuable technological secrets.

They were on their way to America - to give them away.

This high-powered team included representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force, along with specialists in the new technologies of war.

Earlier that morning, radar expert, Dr Edward "Taffy" Bowen - a vital member of this Tizard Mission and responsible for looking after the metal deed box that was to become known as "Tizard's briefcase" - almost lost it.

When he had arrived at London's Euston station, the Welshman had handed it to a porter while gathering up his remaining luggage, then watched helplessly as the man headed off to find the 0830 boat train to Liverpool without waiting for his customer. "

Of course Codders - he just happened to be Welsh..

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Old 05 February 2007, 14:18   #2
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-quote from BBC home page 5 minutes ago... ( 1825 GMT- 05-2-07)

"With them they carried possibly the most precious cargo of the war - a black japanned metal deed box containing all of Britain's most valuable technological secrets.

They were on their way to America - to give them away.

This high-powered team included representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force, along with specialists in the new technologies of war.

Earlier that morning, radar expert, Dr Edward "Taffy" Bowen - a vital member of this Tizard Mission and responsible for looking after the metal deed box that was to become known as "Tizard's briefcase" - almost lost it.

When he had arrived at London's Euston station, the Welshman had handed it to a porter while gathering up his remaining luggage, then watched helplessly as the man headed off to find the 0830 boat train to Liverpool without waiting for his customer. "

Of course Codders - he just happened to be Welsh..

jonathan


Get with the plot - I posted this an hour ago in Electronics section!!!

Actually Taffy Bowen did more to win the war than most - we owe him such a huge debt and most people have never even heard of him.

Admiral Doenitz credited him as being the person responsible for defeating the U boats!!!
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Old 05 February 2007, 14:43   #3
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sorry oh great one--- you are so prolific
- I wonder how you find time to do anything else. Tub still ok??

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