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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:33 pm

Londonrake wrote:What!!!!! We used to dreeeeeeaaaaam about having a gas meter! 1955 - 61. My Mum had to heat the bathwater up in saucepans on the stove. I was lucky, the oldest and went first. :lol: :lol: :lol:

What stove? :?

I recall right up to the Turkish invasion of 74, in Cypriot villages we had to fetch the "wood" (balloures=? and throumbia=thyme) to heat up the cauldron in which to bathe!
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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Londonrake » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Londonrake wrote:What!!!!! We used to dreeeeeeaaaaam about having a gas meter! 1955 - 61. My Mum had to heat the bathwater up in saucepans on the stove. I was lucky, the oldest and went first. :lol: :lol: :lol:

What stove? :?

I recall right up to the Turkish invasion of 74, in Cypriot villages we had to fetch the "wood" (balloures=? and throumbia=thyme) to heat up the cauldron in which to bathe!


And no Diana Dors? Purgatory!!
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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Cap » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:37 pm

Cap wrote:God bless them.



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Cypriots have come a loooong way.

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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Jery » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:04 pm

Londonrake wrote:
Jery wrote:Well your first line sums you up perfectly - a pompous prig......................................................

Explain how a British person like me (I'm not a GC, I was born in UK, I don't speak Greek, my mother was Cockney and my father held a British passport) has an attitude comes down to simple anti-British racist clap-trap and should be ashamed of expressing his views about his homeland.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

So funny. I grew up in a London East End ghetto (yep, another Cockney) . One family up, one down. Ten of us. The bath hung outside on a nail. Heating was a coal fire in the living rooms - that was it. The single loo for all of us was in the garden where we wiped our butts on squares of newspaper hung on a piece of string. Mostly News of the World. I probably learned as much from reading about Diana Dors antics there as in any school. :lol: To get out I joined the Parachute Regiment as a 16 year old kid. An Agoge. So - "pompous" - I really don't think so somehow. :wink:

I doubt absolutely anybody in my total - very extensive - family had a passport until the 60s. It was a "posh" thing.

Jery wrote:As for realities, UK sold arms to the value of £1,604,000,000 between 2008 and 2017 to Turkey; hardly the action of state that even cares about how others perceive its International Treaty obligations. Nobody expects UK to go to war with Turkey over Cyprus, the least we should expect is diplomatic and economic pressure rather acting as Turkey's bum chum but we only get weasel words supporting UN resolutions.


Please let us know how much other countries arms sales to Turkey were.

Nobody's going to war with Turkey, whatever happens regarding any aspect of the East Med. As far as "weasel words" and UN resolutions are concerned, doesn't that apply to just about any country's efforts? :? You're just being racist and as a Charlie trying to have your cake and eat it.

Listen - how about giving it a rest? Because the truth is:

Cap - yes - that's what the thread's (supposed to be) about.


Give it a rest yourself.

Yeah, we lived in cardboard box in middle of road! Doubtless you were not brought up pompous but you you certainly come over as such now.

My father had to have a "posh"British passport to come to UK in 1935. He never applied for a Cyprus one even after 1960.

Since "other countries" (except Greece and Turkey) never signed the Treaty of Guarantee how are their arms sales relevant in this "discussion"? Stop digging!

It's easy to call a person a racist, I suggest you are one for voting for Brexit. I'm certainly not even a "Charlie", Cypriots I know could confirm that.
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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Cap » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:21 pm

North or South...
East or West.
God bless you all.
We know who we are.

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Re: Cypriots at Dunkirk

Postby Cap » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:08 pm

One thing fighting for the Allies in Dunkirk.
Another thing when it's for your own country.

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