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    Re: Mers el Kebir
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Sep 18, 18:04 -0400

    http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/merselkebir.aspx
    
    I do not vouch for the accuracy, only note this site has a detailed account
    of the incident. Including the statement that the French commander had two
    options from his own high command (to scuttle or sail to the US) which were
    the same as two of the options the British gave to him. This would appear to
    indicate that he ignored and refused the orders from his own command,
    preferring to fight his allies rather than surrender his fleet to anyone at
    all.
    
    In the US the name "Gallipoli" was untaught until after a recent movie of
    the same name. It is normal for victors to rewrite history and omit their
    own embarassments.
    
    
    

       
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