Thursday, February 28, 2008

"God for Harry, England, and St George!"

And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
-Henry V Act 3 Scene 1

Prince Harry was in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban, that is, until Drudge posted it.

TALIBAN fanatics were last night feared to be hunting down Prince Harry after he secretly fought in the Afghan badlands for ten weeks.

The 23-year-old Household Cavalry lieutenant killed up to 30 of the enemy on his frontline tour by directing at least THREE air strikes.

I love this. The royalty of England used to do this all the time. Forward Air Controller is not the safest job in Her Majesty's Army.

The concern wasn't that Harry would be in danger - heck what he was doing was dangerous, but that when news of him being there got out the Taliban would specifically look for him. He would still be there if The Drudge Report hadn't spilled the beans.

This is the UK Sun - I love the way Brit tabloids write.

Now I've got to watch Branagh's Henry V.

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead...."

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