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Prince Harry's Costume

Prince Harry went to a private party dressed as a Nazi. Where is our Churchill?The future Duke of York. And he offers his apologies. Its not that I don’t recognize that even good leaders make mistakes–and certainly a young man having fun cannot be expected to always do the perfect thing. Unfortunately, the attitude that the royal family seems to have concerning this is that its just another attempt at scandal–instead of recognizing it for what it is; a symptom of dangerous forgetfulness. The actions of the Nazis were almost too horrific to believe–they sound like malicious propaganda–except that they really happened. And the fact that a Prince of England, only 60 years later, would even consider dressing up as a Nazi–let alone actually do it–is truly disturbing. Sigh.Winston Churchill, June 4th, 1940″Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

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