Remembering Admiral Cunningham — The Great Insubordinate

Stick to your principles and disobey orders in style.

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Source: Wikimedia (Public Domain)

“It takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition.”

In other words, regardless of the number of ships that he would lose, it was against the fine principles and great traditions of the Royal Navy to abandon the army to be captured by the Germans and he point-blank refused to do it. Quite extraordinary!

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