February 11, 2003


Send him coward's feather (The Sun uk, 2/11/03)

THE Sun today prints a single white feather to show our disgust at cowardly French President Jacques Chirac.

And we urge our ten million readers to post it to Chirac’s headquarters in Paris to symbolise British anger at France’s soft stance on Saddam Hussein.

The Order of the White Feather was founded in August 1914 by Admiral Charles Fitzgerald.

The organisation encouraged women to give white feathers to young men who failed to join the British Army as the First World War raged. [...]

To send your white feather protest print this page and send to: President Jacques Chirac, Palais de Elysee, 75000, Paris.

Boy, that's harsher than our Statue of Liberty idea, but perhaps less poetic? Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2003 12:21 AM

The Order of the White Feather was one of the many unlovely aspects of an especially unlovely time.

More unlovely than, say, liberty cabbage, less than schrecklichkeit.

One imagines that the Sun's editors do not know thee whole story of the white feathers.

Posted by: Harry at February 11, 2003 5:01 PM

"Are we going to tickle each other to death?" - Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder

Posted by: Just John at February 12, 2003 12:51 PM
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