Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Compensation claim

Should Germany claim compensation for 'damage' caused to their Prisoner of War camp, Stalag Luft III, by aircrew when they tunnelled their way to freedom as immortalised in the film "The Great Escape"?

News that the UK Government is willing to pay compensation for the casualties and damage caused in Iraq when two British undercover soldiers were freed suggests Germany has a strong case!

3 comments:

alfie said...

STOP PRESS: Deceased King's descendents claim for compo.......
Yesterday, brothers Jordan and Jason Godwinson, lodged a six figure compensation claim on behalf of their late forebear, Harold of Wessex.

Said Jordan, "Our claim is against William of Normany's estate - and his insensitive and careless use of arrows during the battle of Hastings. I mean, how stupid can you get? You can someone's eye out with one of those things if you're not careful".......

Gary Monro said...

The fact that the British authorities 'hope to avoid a repetition of such incidents' sounds like they'd be reluctant to rescue their captured comrades next time.

If this is so then it's inexcusable and totally unacceptable.

Snafu said...

Gary, I totally agree.

"Lions led by Donkeys" seems strangely appropriate.