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A set of dentures belonging to Winston Churchill and described as "a vital weapon" in Britain's struggle against Nazism come under the hammer today, the BBC reports. Churchill's dentures Churchill was keen to preserve the distinctive lisp which added essential flavour to his wartime speeches, and enlisted dental technician …

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Dental floss

We shall fight them on the beashes - oops, there they go again!

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These need to stay in Britain!

If they go abroad we must protest to the highest authoroties.

If need be we shall fight on the beaches,

we shall fight on the landing grounds,

we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,

we shall fight in the hills;

we shall never surrender them!

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"Cudlipp is now selling the historic gnashers becuase (sic) "he feels they should be on public display"."

Then donate them for the war museum.

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they could fetch £50K. Would you give them away?

It doesn't really matter if they are on public display or not. The fact that Churchill recognised the importance of preserving his distintinctive voice as he addressed the nation by radio is a fascinating insight. This could be illustrated in a museum by showing a contemporary set of false teeth, surely?

Its the story, not the teeth, that matter. I'd sell them to the highest bidder.

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> they could fetch £50K. Would you give them away?

Heck no ;)

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What if?

If false teeth helped win the war against the Nazis then imagine what Hitler could have done with a false testicle

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He'd have stopped

trying to prove his manhood as much, and the world would have been at peace :P

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That seems pretty far fetched

To think a World War and 6 million exterminations could take place because a man with an ugly moustache dropped the/a ball seems very unlikely to me

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But this wouldn't have been the first war to have been started over something which wasn't there. Or the last.

Cough-Iraq-cough.

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Not just Iraq

"But this wouldn't have been the first war to have been started over something which wasn't there. Or the last."

You mean like all the wars involving religion, wars involving people fighting that their beliefs are right and that their God is real?

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enough already, or do some real history

Enough already for the simple minded self-assessed wise ones. Shut up.

The entire 20th century was full of murder conducted in the name of atheism which dwarfed the centuries of state sponsored killings in Europe using compliant clerical pollies as an excuse.

Remember the USSR and the Iron Curtain ? Probably not.

Stick to IT subjects and minor bootnotes like this item on Churchills choppers and leave the materialist bigotry off the site.

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We will bite them on the features.

Coat please...

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Little bits

If they're under the hammer, won't that risk breaking them?

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Proving conclusively

That his bark wasn't worse than his bite! (Or at least that there was dependency.)

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Hmm.

Love the headline. Well done that newsperson.

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