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Old 24 April 2008, 11:47 AM
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The two-fingered salute was around when I was growing up (in the 70's) and the "bird" came later. Nowadays, the two-fingered version is a more "friendly" version and is not seen to be as bad as the single digit.

BTW - From what I have gathered, the longbowmen at Agincourt did not have as much affect on the outcome as most people give them credit for. As I understand it, the French infantry fell over in the mud and, because of their armour, couldn't get up again.

Historians have always put this triumph down to the most feared weapon in Europe - England's trump card, the longbow. But new research is beginning to tell quite a different story
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