How to invade England for dummies

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  1. daiquiri
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    What you need is:
    - A couple of wind turbine - powered ships, huge ones. Did I say huge? I meant very huge.
    - A huge stone tower in the middle of each huge ship
    - 15000 troops in each stone tower
    - Plenty of food. A tasty food, of course - they're French troops.
    - Calm weather. No weather would be even better.
    More details here: http://thesciencebookstore.com/2011/06/invasion-of-england/
    :p

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    Funny stuff, thanks!
     
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    Apart the funny side of the whole idea, I find extremely surprising the fact that the concept of wind-turbine powered ships, which many consider as a new technology whose age is yet to come, can be traced back to 1791 !!! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    The turbines were just disinformation to confuse the Brits.:D The real power would have come from 1000's of horses. Armies use horse-gins.

    The era of Bring-Your-Own-Castle warfare was a short one.

    I wonder if the plan was to grapple Dover, bowse up, and walk downhill to London, or if they wanted to attack the English king in his traditional stronghold in the southern swamps. Just float a big raft-with-a-castle-on-it into the swamp and settle in?
     
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    Just walk in a few at a time and regroup when you get there,seems to be working well at the moment.
     
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    Looks like the Military Industrial Complex has been around for quite a few centuries.

    I bet all of those proposals are cheaper than the F-35 program.:D
     
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    Look invading England is an easy thing, really. Just drone air drop thousands of tubes of toothpaste. While they're bent over looking at the odd contrivances that have fallen from the heavens, you walk ashore and kick their freshly uplifted butts . . .
     
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    Oh oh oh no you di'int...
     
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    The British would reap revenge.

    from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pykrete

    I think we have the makings of a wonderful "loose ends" thread here.
     
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    Quote from Alf Garnett, "Why don't people stay in the bleedin' countries they were allocated to."

    Poida
     
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    What sort of nose art would you paint on an inflatable plane?

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