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WW1 explained

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by mil-mart, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

    I don't know who composed this originally, but it is an absolutely spot-on description of the knock-down-drag-out brouhaha of 1914-18.

    If World War I were a Bar Fight
    Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of a pub when Serbia bumps into Austria and spills Austria’s pint.
    Austria demands Serbia buy it a whole new suit because of the new beer stains on its trouser leg.

    Germany expresses its support of Austria’s point of view.

    Britain recommends that everyone calm down a bit.

    Serbia points out that it can’t afford a whole new suit, but offers to pay for the cleaning of Austria’s trousers.

    Russia and Serbia look at Austria.

    Austria asks Serbia who they’re looking at.

    Russia suggests that Austria should leave its little brother alone.

    Austria inquires as to whose army will help Russia make them do so.

    Germany appeals to Britain that France has been looking at it, and that it’s unwise for Britain to intervene.

    Britain replies that France can look at whoever it wants to, and that Britain has been watching Germany too, and what is Germany going to do about it?

    Germany tells Russia to stop looking at Austria, or Germany will render Russia incapable of such action anymore.

    Britain and France ask Germany whether it’s looking at Belgium.

    Turkey and Germany go off into a corner and whisper. When they come back, Turkey makes a show of not looking at anyone.

    Germany rolls up its sleeves, looks at France, and punches Belgium and Luxembourg, who had been minding their own business at the end of the bar.

    France and Britain punch Germany; Austria punches Bosnia and Herzegovina (which Russia and Serbia took personally); Germany punches Britain and France with one fist and Russia with the other.

    Russia throws a punch at Germany, but misses and nearly falls over.

    Japan calls from the other side of the room that it’s on Britain’s side, but stays there.

    Italy surprises everyone by punching Austria.

    Australia punches Turkey, and gets punched back. There are no hard feelings because Britain made Australia do it.

    France gets thrown through a plate glass window, but gets back up and carries on fighting. Russia gets thrown through another one, gets knocked out, suffers brain damage, and wakes up with a complete personality change.

    Italy throws a punch at Austria and misses, but Austria falls over anyway. Italy raises both fists in the air and runs around the room chanting.

    America waits until Germany is about to fall over from sustained punching from Britain and France, then walks over and smashes it with a bar stool and pretends it won the fight all by itself.

    By now all the chairs are broken and the big mirror over the bar is shattered. Britain, France and America agree that Germany threw the first punch, so the whole thing is Germany’s fault. While Germany is still unconscious, they go through its pockets, steal its wallet, and buy drinks for all their friends.

    Everyone went home, leaving Germany to pout on the floor planning on how to get even.

  2. Nap A Fixture


    Now that would be a good flat to sculpt

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  3. jai A Fixture

    excellent summary

    there is plenty of choice



    but to pull the guns were all the same

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  4. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    :ROFLMAO::LOL: Ye gods ! I remember this , or something very like it , being part of a history lesson at school by a substitute master ("Mac" McKaskill was off ill ), and all of us second years just fell about. That must have been back in around 1959, Lucton County Secondary School for Boys, Loughton , Essex. I'm saving this somehow, for later reference.(y)

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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    The saddest part and unfortunately something that will never change. :(
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  6. Helm A Fixture

    There's a WWII version too
  7. Helm A Fixture


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