British Imperturbability

No matter the situation one can always count on the British to keep a stiff upper lip. As someone wrote during World War Two, the British are wonderful actors who specialize in playing themselves.

Dominick Chilcott, the British Ambassador to Iran during the storming of the British Embassy in late November, told the Washington Post what he was doing in the first minutes of the invasion of the embassy.

I was busy trying to direct our response, and I also had our dog, Pumpkin, in my arms. She hates noise and the last thing I needed was for her to bolt for cover and disappear. She is a terrier.

(Source: Washington Post)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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