Comments on “Day Trip to Calais 1967

    Munsonon April 19, 2011 @ 2:42 AM:

    Don’t understand why you posted this. In fact, least amusing post in a long while. What was the point and reasoning behind it, if you don’t mind me asking? Seems you fell off your Lean here.

    Hugoon April 19, 2011 @ 3:05 AM:

    Ah that was amazing. “I wanted to see some French birds…”

    Alasdair Hunteron April 19, 2011 @ 3:25 AM:

    I started my day by watching this. What a great find, Michael!

    Benon April 19, 2011 @ 3:33 AM:

    What a brilliant video! Amazing to see kids opinions in a time when travel was limited, the media was filtered & the internet was decades away!
    A time when kids from London thought French people ate Spaghetti Bolognese & snails legs & were a little bit darker than us!!!!

    Michael Williamson April 19, 2011 @ 9:09 AM:

    Munson — just because you don’t get it doesn’t mean you get to decide what or what doesn’t fit into the mix here at ACL. If you want to be editorial director, I suggest you start your own blog. In the meantime leave it to me to decide what I find amusing and worthy of ACL. -MW

    Chrison April 19, 2011 @ 9:24 AM:

    If you don’t get what’s great about this piece, it’s fairly likely that you’re not a regular ACL visitor.
    Reminds me a bit of the 7 Up series which is great, as well.

    Husbandon April 19, 2011 @ 11:31 AM:

    This was indeed a great way to start the morning. Thank you!

    JohnPon April 19, 2011 @ 2:30 PM:

    You have no soul if cannot see how great that is.

    Will279on April 19, 2011 @ 3:42 PM:

    I think the bigger question is what Munson and some of the others are doing watching this in the middle of the night.

    Michael Williamson April 19, 2011 @ 3:47 PM:

    Will279 — maybe because they are in the UK and it was morning there?

    JESSICA DEFINEon April 19, 2011 @ 10:37 PM:

    Does anyone else find that either children in 1967 were more intelligent + perceptive or are the Brits more intelligent + perceptive, in general? I’ll have to look for an American version from that era… anyhow my point being that I doubt you’d get such interesting response from kids nowadays.

    MarcMTLon April 19, 2011 @ 10:51 PM:

    Excellent. As someone half British and half French these sorts of things always crack me up! “Would you ever go back to France?” “No. Not unless I had to”

    Pamelaon April 20, 2011 @ 9:11 AM:

    Wonderful, magical – a find! A world away from when I was touring Expo 67 here in Montreal with my family. Thank you for sharing.

    Andrewon April 20, 2011 @ 7:38 PM:

    Excellent. Very interesting. I found it funny how many of us Americans love to visit France and Europe or at least dream of visiting just once in our life, then these British children go across the channel and come back less than impressed and seemily disappointed.

    Andreaon April 23, 2011 @ 5:32 PM:

    Thanks for this. I love it.

    Growing up in the 1970s our family had a related LP called “Children Talking.” We listened to it incessantly and incorporated lines and accents from it into our daily language — lines like “They didn’t have none in just yet” or “Here, take this chair, it only has three legs but it’ll do you” or from the boy who didn’t like being in hospital because there was “a wasp in me lettuce and a slug in me trifle.”

    Someone has kindly posted the recordings on YouTube so if you like this I recommend that too. Cheers.

    Jameson April 24, 2011 @ 9:33 AM:

    This is a gem. Thanks for posting.

    louise and nivaldoon April 25, 2011 @ 2:15 AM:

    Totally adorable! A lovely piece of history.

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