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Monday, May 20, 2013

Black Label, Blue Steel

Posting the Grolsch ad reminded me of another beer commercial. Reviving this one this week is very appropriate as it's the 70th anniversary of the "Dambusters" raid.



Of course for British viewers it's full of self-deprecation in that back in the 1980s the England football team seemed to be forever losing to Germany in penalty shootouts.

When I was fifteen I went on an Air Training Corps camp to RAF Scampton, which was the base of 617 Squadron (aka the Dambusters). At the time they were flying Avro Vulcans like this, armed with what we would now describe as cruise missiles (with nuclear warheads, of course - or as the airmen called them, "buckets of sunshine"). Just like the one flying over Niagara Falls in this picture.

1 Comments:

At 21 May, 2013 20:18, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Buckets of sunshine - I've never heard that description before, but it does sound appropriate.

 

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