Wednesday, June 29, 2005

So it was the Red team who won the battle of Trafalgar

The BBC website reports the historic reenactment of the battle of Trafalgar, an event which led to Britain's Navy dominating the seas and building it's empire. The BBC reports...
The mock Battle of Trafalgar was held between a blue and a red team, rather than Britain versus France.
The decision upset some who regarded it as unnecessary political correctness.

If we're so ashamed of our history, what's the point of reenacting the event in the first place?

I can envisage the day when we reenact the battles of World War II using green and blue teams, reducing it to little more than a paintball tournament.