Military leaders have expressed “some surprise” at American plans to support the English in the Hundred Years War.
“It was concluded in the 15th century”, explains Jeremy Scott, lecturer in Military History at Sandhurst. “Even by American standards, this would be a little late. We suspect that the Pentagon’s risk analysis software, which identifies the least risky time to enter a conflict, may have malfunctioned. In fairness, it was spot on in the two world wars, and we’re expecting their help in the Falklands any day now.
“Given that we were fighting the French, I would personally be quite pleased to see the Americans join the fray – some fires never quite go out - look at the Wars of the Roses, they’re re-enacted in Halifax every Saturday night.
A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on the Hundred Years War, though he did say he was “baffled” by centenary celebrations of the 1917-18 war starting so early in ‘Yerp’.