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    Thumbs up "WE LIKE TO FIRE.." (RAF fighter pilots do a Take That spoof!)

    From the British History Series, "Horrible Histories," teaching children that learning history can be fun.
    'Horrible Histories' is a collection of books that make history interesting to young people (though they have quite an adult following too!). They have now branched out into TV Episodes - something of a blend between 'Ripping Yarns' (remember them?) and Blackadder!! All very 'Boy's Own!!' in style.

    This one is a salute to THE FEW during the Battle of Britain, as the pilots do their very own twist on a 'Boy Band' with 'salutes' to Take That and Boyzone - Enjoy!! (it's all very British 'tongue in cheek').

    The 'lyrics' are just 'inspired!'

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    WE LIKE TO FIRE
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    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
    Back in Nagasaki Where the fellers chew tobaccy and the
    women wicky-wacky Woo."

    An Earl Grey in a sea of Latte...

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    And NOW you can ALL SINGALONG to this RIPPING SONG with the lyrics below...


    We fighter pilots
    Fought the German chaps
    In World War II

    In Hurricanes and Spitfires
    Performed feats of derring-do

    The finest British pilots
    That the world could hope to have
    Binky! Stinky! Squiffy! Franstisek! And Stansislav!

    Hold fire, is that some foreign chaps
    Risking their necks?
    That's right! Some of the bravest men
    Were Polish and Czech!

    We like to fire
    Beating Jerries' our one desire
    Yeah yeah!

    All we do each night is pray
    We'll live to fight another day
    Take That Hitler!

    My name is Douglas Barder
    Let me tell of my ordeal
    Lost both legs in an accident
    These ones are not real (They're not real)

    I left the air force after that
    Flying was a hobby
    But when war broke in '39
    Came back! (Just like Robbie)

    Shot down 22 of them
    Led the air attack
    Till finally the Luftwaffe
    Hit me back! Oh no pretty baby

    His plane on fire
    Stuck in a cold
    Such a shame to retire
    Yeah yeah!

    Never forget this great mans story
    And his role in Britain's glory

    We flew in tough conditions
    Lucky to survive five missions
    Not that I'm complaining
    But I've had just ten hours training

    Epic dogfights in the sky
    Outnumbered, that's why
    We're now known by you
    As The Few...
    Phew, he missed me!

    Ooooh, ahhh

    The Battle of Britain
    Was our pilots' finest hour
    Although it seemed at first
    The Germans were the stronger power (Oh, so strong)

    We mustered all our courage
    In summer 1940
    Scrambled Air Force squadrons to fly
    Sortie after sortie

    Saw Nazi invasion off
    Just as airmen should
    Our bravery meant Hitler
    Wouldn't be back for good
    No, no

    We beat the Fuhrer
    Without us frequent flyers
    Your life would be poorer
    Yeah yeah!

    Britain securer
    Our stories of heroics will forever endure
    Wow, yeah yeah!
    So I think you'll find its true...

    "Never in the field of human conflict,
    was so much owed, by so many, to so few." - Winston Churchill
    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
    Back in Nagasaki Where the fellers chew tobaccy and the
    women wicky-wacky Woo."

    An Earl Grey in a sea of Latte...

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    Brilliant. I especially like the fact they praise the Polish/Czech pilots.

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    You may enjoy this Petula Clark rendition of a WWII favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfi8HrPHx34

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    "Take that, Hitler". Hilarious but I just spent ages looking at oodles of other episodes! Absolutely great idea...loved the Terrible Tudors as well. I'm going to send the link to several old history teacher contacts. I'm sure they'll enjoy them as well. Thanks for posting that, Paddy.

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