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Old 25.10.2009, 10:06
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I know I can donate online for the British Legion Poppy Appeal, but does anyone know of any British shops in ZH that sell the actual poppies?
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Old 30.10.2009, 11:50
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http://www.poppy.org.uk/
I know I can donate online for the British Legion Poppy Appeal, but does anyone know of any British shops in ZH that sell the actual poppies?
Yes I got mine at Orell Füssli last night. The guy at the counter was a nice Scottish guy. He said it's the first year they've done it.
http://map.search.ch/8001-zuerich/bahnhofstr.70
Previously the Anglican church (St Andrews ?) near Kunsthaus sold them. they may still do so.

I bought a few spares for friends and two of them said they didn't like seeing people wearing poppies on the TV because it's all for show to be PC.
Two different people said that to me yesterday, I couldn't believe my ears.
They must have heard it somewhere in the media.

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Old 30.10.2009, 13:13
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Yes I got mine at Orell Füssli last night. The guy at the counter was a nice Scottish guy. He said it's the first year they've done it.
http://map.search.ch/8001-zuerich/bahnhofstr.70
Previously the Anglican church (St Andrews ?) near Kunsthaus sold them. they may still do so.

I bought a few spares for friends and two of them said they didn't like seeing people wearing poppies on the TV because it's all for show to be PC.
Two different people said that to me yesterday, I couldn't believe my ears.
They must have heard it somewhere in the media.

Cheers,
HB

Thanks HB I will pop in the WE to get one. Can't believe two people said that to you in one day!!

Cheers
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Old 30.10.2009, 13:22
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

Thank's for this post.

Around this time at home you might get shot for not wearing a poppy. Definitely confronted on the streets.

Gonna pick one up soon.
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Old 30.10.2009, 13:39
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

Thank goodness not everyone shares the views of those selfish people. I wonder how they would feel if their husband, son, or brother had been killed or maimed whilst fighting for their country.

We should ALL wear the poppy with pride, our boys are doing an amazing job in these hell holes, away from their families and in hideous conditions.

They all need our support!!
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Old 30.10.2009, 13:52
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

What's the etiquette with wearing poppys when working with German colleagues? I can't see the ones I know having a problem, but is it bad manners?
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Old 30.10.2009, 14:15
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What's the etiquette with wearing poppys when working with German colleagues? I can't see the ones I know having a problem, but is it bad manners?
Probably best answered by a German EF member.


I have a few German friends, and WWI and WWII are consigned to friendly banter including 1966 world cup. But friends aren't the same as colleagues.

Schadenfreude seems to have gradually receded considerable since reunification.

If you wear your poppy on your outdoor coat then you will only be showing it on your way into or out of the office (and maybe at lunch time).
So unless someone picks you up on it, "Wear your poppy with pride".
I believe most educated Germans will understand the meaning of it (not glorification of war or victory). Last night I met a German guy socially and asked him if he was okay with the poppy, and he said, "No not a problem".


Any German members got an opinion?

HB
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Thank goodness not everyone shares the views of those selfish people. I wonder how they would feel if their husband, son, or brother had been killed or maimed whilst fighting for their country.

We should ALL wear the poppy with pride, our boys are doing an amazing job in these hell holes, away from their families and in hideous conditions.

They all need our support!!
Why do they have to go abroad to fight for their country?
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Why do they have to go abroad to fight for their country?
To ensure your continuing freedom to ask asinine questions like that one.
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To ensure your continuing freedom to ask asinine questions like that one.
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Hilarious answer given the British army's role in quashing freedom throughout the world.
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Old 30.10.2009, 16:53
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

Whenever I buy a poppy back home, its always with the memory of those soldiers who laid down their lives in the Great War and even the more recent conflicts. It is most definitely not an endorsement of the current actions of the British armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq etc..
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Old 30.10.2009, 17:24
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

And here is the history of the poppy

http://www.warmemorials.net/redpoppy.htm
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Old 30.10.2009, 18:10
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And here is the history of the poppy

http://www.warmemorials.net/redpoppy.htm

Good ol'John McCrae. I used to live just a couple houses down from where he was born
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Re: British Poppy Appeal

You can also get your Poppy at Franky's cheese & more, in Zug. To support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, please donate. All funds raised will be transferred to UK after Nov. 11.
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Old 31.10.2009, 15:11
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Whenever I buy a poppy back home, its always with the memory of those soldiers who laid down their lives in the Great War and even the more recent conflicts. It is most definitely not an endorsement of the current actions of the British armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq etc..
When I buy a poppy it is remember those who fought (and fight) for my country. Doing what I would much prefer not to do. As I understand it, the wearing of the poppy is to remember ALL soldiers who have died in armed conflict. Many German soldiers were simply doing what they needed to do during a time when their country was at war - they weren't all involved in the holocaust.

Castro, do you mean you don't think the British army should be in those countries? In which case, it's not the actions of the British armed forces that are the problem - it's the government that sent them in. I'm not aware of any atrocities being perpetrated by British soldiers - though I'm sure that, as in any place of conflict, there are abuses.
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You can also get your Poppy at Franky's cheese & more, in Zug. To support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, please donate. All funds raised will be transferred to UK after Nov. 11.
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Got mine there today. Cheers Franky

I will be wearing ot on my costume tonight as well when I'm out and about
Kev

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What's the etiquette with wearing poppys when working with German colleagues? I can't see the ones I know having a problem, but is it bad manners?
Not work related ,but my British friend pulled a German girl over the weekend and he was wearing a poppy!
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