Friday, August 26, 2005

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The Battle of Crécy took place on this day August 26 1346, near Crécy-en-Ponthieu, in the Somme département of northern France and was one of the defining combats of arms of the Hundred Years' War.

It was during Edward's taking of Caen, on the way to Crecy, that the "mooning" incident occurred. Several hundred Norman soldiers exposed their backsides to the English archers and many of them paid a high price for doing so.

Lets us prey, that our Governments Defence policy, which appears to have embarked on a secret programme to "Europeanise" our forces through the backdoor of equipment procurement is not seen as a Mooning to our US allies.


Crécy was a battle in which an English army of approximately 12,000, commanded by Edward III of England, outnumbered by Philip VI of France's force of between 30,000 and 40,000, was victorious as a direct consequence of superior weaponry and tactics. It was a battle where the effectiveness of the english longbow, used en masse, was proved.

Read more at Richard Norths EUreferendum blog Smoking Gun & todays posting A crucial litmus test


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