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@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour I don't believe you've read much history of WW2... if you had you wouldn't have come out with such an uninformed statement!
1st & foremost, George is correct - Britain fought for 2 years on our own & that is what saved the world... & what America conveniently forgets! ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 2. There were more '#British' troops landed on D-Day than #American troops.
The #OmahaBeach disaster was the #Americans fault - They screwed up there as they did in #NorthAfrica, #Sicily & #Italy & in the #Pacific at #PearlHarbour on #Tarawa & #Pelelieu & elsewhere. ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 3. #USNavy CnC Earnest King caused a disaster in the #Atlantic in late 12.'41-05'42 when over 600 merchant ships were sunk in sight of US coast, because he didn't want to take #British Advice.
Of all the #American commanders only #Eisenhower & Marshall were Not Anglophobes! ..ct
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From tomorrow, every day, I'll tweet in this thread my personal A to Z of #Sicily. Four tweets for each letter. History, culture, people, food, towns & cities, curiosities. Of course, it'll just be a 'taste' of each subject in 280 characters but, it'll serve as an introduction >>
Tomorrow we start with A for: Agrigento;
Archimedes;
arancini (or arancine);
antimafia.
#Sicily
A for Agrigento. To appreciate Sicily's history you must visit the Valley of Temples in Agrigento. You'll feel more in Greece than you would in Greece, especially on a scorching hot summer day. 7 ancient Greek temples to see, the most impressive being Temple of Concordia >>
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1. Tomorrow #Salvini is visiting Corleone in #Sicily to speak about "liberation from the #mafia". Thread >>
2. Everybody knows that, in order to break the omertà that surrounds mafia crimes, those that speak out, rebel, resist, need protection, along with their families. On this score, Salvini's record since becoming Interior Minister on June 1st 2018 is somewhat lacking >>
3. In September 2018 protection for Benedetto Zoccola, Deputy Mayor of Mondragone was reduced. He testified against local Camorra clan & suffered bomb attacks, losing use of 1 ear & 1eye. He took legal action & full protection was restored on 14 April 2019
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"Don't forget the Cannoli - a day trip to Corleone."

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#Sicily #bloggers
After a few days on the beach this trip to Corleone was much more interesting than I was expecting.

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Made famous by the Godfather movies, I didn't realise that Corleone continued to be such a crucial mafia stronghold.
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