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Old 24 April 2008, 12:47 PM
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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.

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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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