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« Reply #120 on: April 10, 2021, 02:00:06 PM »

The Mountbattens meant something ?, she certainly has her father's arrogance. Ranting
He did not mean much where I come from, as history shows.

Jeez, he was important enough for the IRA (Irish Republican Army) to murder via blowing him up in a fishing boat.  So history shows exactly the opposite from your assertion.  Mountbatten was most definitely someone who did “mean much” where you come from, Ireland.

Did you know that though?  Here’s a link for you:  https://www.history.com/news/mountbatten-assassination-ira-thatcher



Thank you for the suggestion that I do not know what went on here on my own doorstep. Thanks also for the historical "source" - now I understand the Irish just as if I was American.  Real mad
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« Reply #121 on: April 10, 2021, 03:06:48 PM »

Well however snobby it may been, surely it is actually true. I mean I don't know many other irrelevant people who have films made about them and are considered important enough to assassinate.
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« Reply #122 on: April 10, 2021, 03:47:57 PM »

Well however snobby it may been, surely it is actually true. I mean I don't know many other irrelevant people who have films made about them and are considered important enough to assassinate.

This has become too hot an argument for me, but the family is incredibly up their own backside. India has been dining out on being one of Diana’s many bridesmaids for decades now.
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« Reply #123 on: April 10, 2021, 03:52:22 PM »

Well however snobby it may been, surely it is actually true. I mean I don't know many other irrelevant people who have films made about them and are considered important enough to assassinate.

This has become too hot an argument for me, but the family is incredibly up their own backside. India has been dining out on being one of Diana’s many bridesmaids for decades now.

ETA: and many families can trot out a resume, “actually meant something” was very pompous.
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« Reply #124 on: April 10, 2021, 06:22:15 PM »

The Mountbattens meant something ?, she certainly has her father's arrogance. Ranting
He did not mean much where I come from, as history shows.

Jeez, he was important enough for the IRA (Irish Republican Army) to murder via blowing him up in a fishing boat.  So history shows exactly the opposite from your assertion.  Mountbatten was most definitely someone who did “mean much” where you come from, Ireland.

Did you know that though?  Here’s a link for you:  https://www.history.com/news/mountbatten-assassination-ira-thatcher



Thank you for the suggestion that I do not know what went on here on my own doorstep. Thanks also for the historical "source" - now I understand the Irish just as if I was American.  Real mad

Not at all CS.  I can send more if you like, just say the word.
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« Reply #125 on: April 10, 2021, 07:32:28 PM »

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« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2021, 07:35:39 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: April 12, 2021, 12:10:51 AM »

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« Reply #128 on: April 12, 2021, 12:29:15 AM »

Dual citizen US and Ireland here, from southern Donegal right above the bay  where they blew them sky high. I would agree with Curtains. I trust you will not tell me I don't know what I'm talking about Curley Sharon? As Uncle to the Queen's husband, First  Sea Lord of the Admiralty, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander of SE Asia during WWII, first Governor-General of India after overseeing the partition and the creation of Pakistan, Made Earl Mountbatten of Burma IN HIS OWN RIGHT, not inherited...... Pretty sure history will look back at him and remember.
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« Reply #129 on: April 12, 2021, 12:53:40 AM »

Dual citizen US and Ireland here, from southern Donegal right above the bay  where they blew them sky high. I would agree with Curtains. I trust you will not tell me I don't know what I'm talking about Curley Sharon? As Uncle to the Queen's husband, First  Sea Lord of the Admiralty, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander of SE Asia during WWII, first Governor-General of India after overseeing the partition and the creation of Pakistan, Made Earl Mountbatten of Burma IN HIS OWN RIGHT, not inherited...... Pretty sure history will look back at him and remember.

I did not know that about you, DoV. You’re full of surprises!
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« Reply #130 on: April 12, 2021, 03:05:53 AM »

Timothy Knatchbull wrote the most amazing memoir/investigation of dreadful losses the family suffered; the loss of his twin especially.  I highly recommend it:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...-Knatchbull/dp/0099543583

I am a cold old bag but I had tears in my eyes at many points, particularly the ending.  I still reread this book at least once a year.  It is that good. 
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« Reply #131 on: April 12, 2021, 03:46:15 AM »

Dual citizen US and Ireland here, from southern Donegal right above the bay  where they blew them sky high. I would agree with Curtains. I trust you will not tell me I don't know what I'm talking about Curley Sharon? As Uncle to the Queen's husband, First  Sea Lord of the Admiralty, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander of SE Asia during WWII, first Governor-General of India after overseeing the partition and the creation of Pakistan, Made Earl Mountbatten of Burma IN HIS OWN RIGHT, not inherited...... Pretty sure history will look back at him and remember.

I did not know that about you, DoV. You’re full of surprises!
My Grandparents were born in Frosses, Donegal and emigrated to America  around 1922. After they became citizens here in US, the depression came and they returned to the family 'home farm' in Ireland, where my dad was born of American citizens in Ireland (1 of 7!). This enabled my dad, myself and Juliet to be dual citizens. I used to  'go home' as my Grandparents called it, every year in the 70's  onward for the  summer with them. Our family  has lived on the same property since well before the American Revolution. The name of the home farm is a bastardization of the Norman french for red because the heather ran from the top of the ridge all the way down to the river...maybe 30 acres.  My Great Grandmother, whom I never knew, had a rose garden that outlived her which I still remember to this day.

And to go back to the Mountbatten thing, the gates on the estate had an entwined cypher of EB (Earl of Burma) worked into the 10' tall wrought iron.....Isn't that right Curley Sharon??? Bone Fides here.
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« Reply #132 on: April 12, 2021, 11:13:11 AM »

Dual citizen US and Ireland here, from southern Donegal right above the bay  where they blew them sky high. I would agree with Curtains. I trust you will not tell me I don't know what I'm talking about Curley Sharon? As Uncle to the Queen's husband, First  Sea Lord of the Admiralty, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander of SE Asia during WWII, first Governor-General of India after overseeing the partition and the creation of Pakistan, Made Earl Mountbatten of Burma IN HIS OWN RIGHT, not inherited...... Pretty sure history will look back at him and remember.

I did not know that about you, DoV. You’re full of surprises!
My Grandparents were born in Frosses, Donegal and emigrated to America  around 1922. After they became citizens here in US, the depression came and they returned to the family 'home farm' in Ireland, where my dad was born of American citizens in Ireland (1 of 7!). This enabled my dad, myself and Juliet to be dual citizens. I used to  'go home' as my Grandparents called it, every year in the 70's  onward for the  summer with them. Our family  has lived on the same property since well before the American Revolution. The name of the home farm is a bastardization of the Norman french for red because the heather ran from the top of the ridge all the way down to the river...maybe 30 acres.  My Great Grandmother, whom I never knew, had a rose garden that outlived her which I still remember to this day.

And to go back to the Mountbatten thing, the gates on the estate had an entwined cypher of EB (Earl of Burma) worked into the 10' tall wrought iron.....Isn't that right Curley Sharon??? Bone Fides here.
I looked it up on twitter and there was nothing about that, so it's probably fake news...  Halo
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« Reply #133 on: April 12, 2021, 02:11:29 PM »

There were some articles and news reports in the last few days that have said one of the reasons that Philip agreed to be naturalised as Philip Mountbatten and not any version of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was

1) He couldn't have a German name right after WW2 for obvious reasons.

2) Louis Mountbatten was famous and popular as a war hero and definitely a big deal so it was wise for Philip to associate himself with his uncle's family.

So they did "mean something" once upon a time. Whether or not they do now is a matter of perspective I suppose. Certainly I can see why the family still think so and others regard them as pompous footnotes.
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« Reply #134 on: April 12, 2021, 02:26:45 PM »

Louis Mountbatten as also the closest thing to a father that Philipp had...
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