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June 09, 2004

Jacques Chirac

A reason to think better of French President Jacques Chirac (no, seriously).

Mr Coleman, 86, left Matamata late last week to attend the D-Day commemorations in France. He travelled alone because ill health prevented his wife Clare from accompanying him.

But his return to Paris after the ceremonies at Arromanches went awry when he got on the wrong bus. He ended up at a remote airport where the rest of the veterans on the bus boarded a waiting plane. Lost and unable to speak French, Mr Coleman approached "this important-looking guy wearing gold braid" inside the terminal.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 9, 2004 08:31 AM

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