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Nelson, chasing the French, stopped at Gib to provision. This done they took the opportunity to wash ships underwear. While this was still wet and soapy a tip came from one Donald Campbell, who was, oddly, in the Portuguese Navy.

Victory went roaring off to catch Villeneuve, leaving behind all the underwear!

Why this was not put into the Hornblower books I will never know!



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Feb. 23rd, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
When my kids were little (7 and under?) The punchline of All jokes was "in his underwear!!"
Feb. 23rd, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
That's the answer to a question about the "Oscars" last night!
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