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This poster from the Swiss resort of Flims-Laax-Falera is the best I've seen for a long time.
Who says the Swiss don't have a sense of humour? By the way, if you've not skied Flims-Laax, give it serious consideration. It's persistently ignored by the mainstream tour operators but has some of the finest intermediate skiing in the Alps, across a vast and sometimes very beautiful mountainscape. Best to ski it mid-winter, as it's lovely and sunny and therefore tends to thaw early.
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Nice one David, The one on the right definitely touches a nerve!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Sorry David, us ordinary mortals aren't allowed into that link.
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It worked for me, but I'm also linked into the other site which is open in a different window.I'll try it without.
Back in a minute!
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I've just logged off SCGB and still get access. Is there a big brother watching and restricting web access?
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nope... me can't see it neither Neutral
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I can't get it to work now....it worked fine earlier rolling eyes
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No go for me Sad
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Oh dear. It's still working for me. Here's the URL, if that helps (it's worth it):

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4028d2bf_10ffe/bc/8b66/__sr_/2509.jpg?phzUOKAB6A_FHf4x
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No good for me still Sad
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Maybe one of our tech-heads can take the image into another web-host and re-post a different URL to access it?
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it was working for me earlier, but the website now appears to be offline
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Still not here sorry David Crying or Very sad
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Weird. I get the photo every time I click. We'll get this sorted.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
not been able to access, either.
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Poster: A snowHead
Yep I can see it, dont know why though!
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
If it still works for you David, right click on the image and save it to your computer. then mail me a copy and I'll host it
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Doesn't work for me either.
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It may work for some because your browser has cached the image. If you cleared your cache you would probably find you could no longer get through.
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You can get it from here (second pic) ......

http://uk.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/dangerboy01uk/album?.dir=/8b66
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Thanks DB. I should explain that I borrowed the photo from DB (Dangerous Brian), who lives in Vienna and has a talent for spotting amusing things on the internet. He is also well placed for spotting some of the world's finest cakes, which are a speciality of Vienna.
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Hey DB! good to see you on here. Is the third picture one of your creations?
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David,
We know all too well where you got the photo. You send me two Vanilla slices and a packet of Jammy dodgers and I don't send the 'boys' round. Wink
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Hey Mark,
Apparently I'm the father but I still haven't worked out where she got her good looks from.
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Lol! Just make sure she gets added to the Blue ranks...
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Not sure which face is scarier!!!
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They look like chalet staff! Laughing
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I can't tell you why Hannibal crossed the Alps, other than to give the Romans a bit of a well deserved duffing-up, but I can tell you where he crossed the Alps. He went over the Piccolo San Bernadino pass. Which close when it gets snowed up in Oct and doesn't open again until at least the next May. It does happen to provide super skiing now and the natives are much friendlier than they were in Hannibal's day.
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David@traxvax wrote:
Hannibal went over the Piccolo San Bernadino pass.


Unless he crossed at the Col de Montgenvre - which is what Livy seems to suggest and a number of modern historians support this view amongst other possibilities.

Interestingly the second classical account of the Punic Wars by Polybius refers to the tribe near the pass greeting Hannibal with branches and wreaths so it doesn't sound like they were that unfriendly either... or maybe they offered you a bottle of Piat d'Or?

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From the accounts that I have read, most of the elephants died on the journey, and those that were still alive were so exhausted, they could not be used in battle.

The image of elephants in a battle is still one I find difficult to visualise.
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Have you not seen the new Lord of the Rings film then, Peter?
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I'm no expert (but what the hell!), but my understanding of elephants in battle was that in practical terms they weren't particularly effective in battle - but they scared the bejesus out of the opposition!

When I was in Val Cenis they claimed that Hannibal had come through there (my alpine geography is not so hot though).
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nbt wrote:
Have you not seen the new Lord of the Rings film then, Peter?

Yes, but those things were significantly larger than your average African/Indian elephant. I think Hannibal would have had difficulty putting 20 archers on the back of your average "Nellie". I accept that the site of an elephant to somebody on the battlefield who had never seen one before would be unnerving. The ancient equivalent of a tank I suppose Question
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A rather deranged tank which was as much a risk to its rider and fellow soldiers as the opposition Mr. Green
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