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Now seriously, could someone in the England of Churchill have imagined this kind of impact to people’s lives and the economy because an airplane had to be painted first?

— D. from Seattle, in the entry, “The ash cloud that paralyzed Europe for a week didn’t exist.”

D. is referring to the fact that the non-existence of the dangerous ash cloud over Britain and northern Europe was not discovered for an entire week, because the only airplane equipped to do the physical testing for the presence of dust in the air was being repainted.

Since D. mentions Churchill’s England, let us imagine an equivalent story from August 1940:

Luftwaffe Wipes Out Entire RAF Fighter Fleet, Controls the Skies
British Fighters Had Been Left on Runways for Repainting

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 26, 2010 08:39 PM | Send

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