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(BBC)   Alfie Fripp 98, thought to be the longest-serving British prisoner of war, passes away. Damn, you would have thought he'd be freed by now   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 38
    More: Hero, prison escape, Luftwaffe, Bournemouth  
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2013-01-03 05:39:17 PM
They didn't let him out after all those years? Poor guy.
 
2013-01-03 07:25:19 PM
With a name like Alfie Fripp, I sort of picture Baldrick from Black Adder
 
2013-01-03 07:26:01 PM
King Crimson will never be the same
 
2013-01-03 07:29:23 PM
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RIP
 
2013-01-03 07:30:19 PM
What's it all about?
 
2013-01-03 07:30:28 PM
RIP Michael Caine
 
2013-01-03 07:34:16 PM
Alfie Fripp died in hospital in Bournemouth...

/sounds painful but hardly fatal.
 
2013-01-03 07:34:41 PM
Oh, that's right, Richard Dawson died last year.
 
2013-01-03 07:35:44 PM
I feel like I know this guy, having read about him in his nephew's blog.

His nephew:
 
2013-01-03 07:36:29 PM
Poo:

www.gearofthegodz.com
 
2013-01-03 07:37:03 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 07:45:17 PM

fappomatic: RIP Michael Caine


Not a lot of people know that.
 
2013-01-03 07:53:13 PM


R.I.P.
 
2013-01-03 07:54:16 PM
He wasn't just any old Tom, Dick or Harry

/ obscure for Americans?
 
2013-01-03 07:56:52 PM
Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive
 
2013-01-03 07:58:48 PM

ParaHandy: He wasn't just any old Tom, Dick or Harry

/ obscure for Americans?


Nope.First thing that came in mind.
 
2013-01-03 08:05:06 PM
I admire him for being able to live through a hell on earth.
 
2013-01-03 08:05:31 PM
www.wearysloth.com

RIP Alfred Doolittle
 
2013-01-03 08:08:30 PM
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RIP
 
2013-01-03 08:09:17 PM

Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive


I get what you're trying to say, but...Point Of View??
 
2013-01-03 08:13:53 PM

fappomatic: RIP Michael Caine


Somebody finally figured out what's it all about.
 
2013-01-03 08:14:23 PM

Gough: Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive

I get what you're trying to say, but...Point Of View??


Was angry (in case you couldn't guess) and miss-typed. Meant POW.
 
2013-01-03 08:16:22 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores:


Alfie Allen is Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones. Guess he took off the cap and turned off the computer?
 
2013-01-03 08:35:16 PM

Gough: Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive

I get what you're trying to say, but...Point Of View??


I worked with a woman whose husband survived a japanese POW camp. He hated the Japanese with a burning hatred the rest of his life.
 
2013-01-03 08:38:29 PM
www.publiusnm.com

/unavailable for comment
 
2013-01-03 08:46:28 PM

Glancing Blow: Gough: Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive

I get what you're trying to say, but...Point Of View??

Was angry (in case you couldn't guess) and miss-typed. Meant POW.


Rage related typos completely justified. (Raised by a grandfather who fought on the Burma campaign.)

Carry on.
 
2013-01-03 09:19:34 PM

part of the problem: Glancing Blow: Gough: Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive

I get what you're trying to say, but...Point Of View??

Was angry (in case you couldn't guess) and miss-typed. Meant POW.

Rage related typos completely justified. (Raised by a grandfather who fought on the Burma campaign.)

Carry on.


Ditto- except I just read Unbroken
 
2013-01-03 09:31:49 PM

Glancing Blow: Survival rates:

German POV camps 85%

POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%

/will never forget, will never forgive


In Imperial Japan, they believed that surrender was the most dishonorable thing you could do in battle, which was why they treated POWs so horribly and were so fanatically suicidal about fighting to the death or begged to be killed for 'shaming the emperor' when captured. I never really understood why early sci-fi modeled their aliens on Asians until I read about it, they had this real WTFery view of the world.
 
2013-01-03 09:54:56 PM
He was King Crimson's Robert Fripp's uncle. The Patricia mentioned in the article is Robert Fripp's sister.
 
2013-01-03 11:36:19 PM
Another loss of a World War II veteran, of the "Greatest Generation." Most are into their 90's now. My uncle and godfather died peacefully at age 92 on Christmas Eve last week at Veterans' Nursing Home in NJ where he lived the last three years of his life. He was a World War II Army veteran who saw some brutal action in Europe including the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. He could not talk about his war experience and could not watch war movies. He returned to civilian life shell shocked and was an alcoholic the rest of his life. Nonetheless, he worked many years as auto mechanic, had a successful marriage, and raised three loving children and is survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the funeral service, he received a traditional military salute from two solemn Army officers including the playing of taps and the folding of the flag on his coffin which was given to his son. A tribute which was well deserved. Rest in peace, dear Uncle Tom and thanks...
 
2013-01-03 11:41:23 PM

eldie: Another loss of a World War II veteran, of the "Greatest Generation." Most are into their 90's now. My uncle and godfather died peacefully at age 92 on Christmas Eve last week at Veterans' Nursing Home in NJ where he lived the last three years of his life. He was a World War II Army veteran who saw some brutal action in Europe including the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. He could not talk about his war experience and could not watch war movies. He returned to civilian life shell shocked and was an alcoholic the rest of his life. Nonetheless, he worked many years as auto mechanic, had a successful marriage, and raised three loving children and is survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the funeral service, he received a traditional military salute from two solemn Army officers including the playing of taps and the folding of the flag on his coffin which was given to his son. A tribute which was well deserved. Rest in peace, dear Uncle Tom and thanks...


Strange, my dad (bomber navigator in WWII) died on Xmas eve too.

Guy down the street died just this year on Xmas eve this year.

I blame that murderous Christ-child.
 
2013-01-04 12:12:09 AM
When I was stationed in Washington, D.C in the 1970's, I was assigned to do some photosat an admiral's office only to find out that he was portayed in the movie "They Were Expendable" with John Wayne. He was a PT boat skipper and also hated the Japaneseall his life for the treatment they gave his friends left in the Philippines. He wouldn't buy anything made in Japan or by a Japanese company if he could find a substitute made elsewhere.
 
2013-01-04 12:12:52 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: eldie: Another loss of a World War II veteran, of the "Greatest Generation." Most are into their 90's now. My uncle and godfather died peacefully at age 92 on Christmas Eve last week at Veterans' Nursing Home in NJ where he lived the last three years of his life. He was a World War II Army veteran who saw some brutal action in Europe including the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. He could not talk about his war experience and could not watch war movies. He returned to civilian life shell shocked and was an alcoholic the rest of his life. Nonetheless, he worked many years as auto mechanic, had a successful marriage, and raised three loving children and is survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the funeral service, he received a traditional military salute from two solemn Army officers including the playing of taps and the folding of the flag on his coffin which was given to his son. A tribute which was well deserved. Rest in peace, dear Uncle Tom and thanks...

Strange, my dad (bomber navigator in WWII) died on Xmas eve too.

Guy down the street died just this year on Xmas eve this year.

I blame that murderous Christ-child.


This was an especially difficult Christmas for my uncle because in September of this year he lost his beloved daughter to cancer. The holidays can weigh heavily on you after experiencing a painful loss.
 
2013-01-04 12:26:32 AM
Amateur.

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2013-01-04 12:49:24 AM

Glancing Blow: POV camps of the I hope you all die a slow agonizing death and are returned to suffer some more and we should have left all of you to starve on your islands while periodically fire bombing you Japanese 3%


That settles it, I will no longer be Facebook friends with 東條 英機 OR any of the people who fought in his army.
 
2013-01-04 02:57:45 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Amateur.

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Given that Rudolf Hess was condemned post-war as a war criminal, he can hardly be considered a POW.

I would think that the longest-serving POWs were the Germans who were held as POWs in the USSR and who weren't repatriated until the mid 1950s after something like 90% had already died in captivity.

Then, there are the South Korean soldiers who were held in North Korea as POWs and were subsequently forcefully settled in DPRK villages, never to be allowed to return home.
 
2013-01-04 09:54:45 AM
 
2013-01-04 10:09:24 AM
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RIP Alfie the Artist
 
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