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Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:13:35 PM »
The river was narrow; Montand was sure that if you put a ramp on one side and took a good run-up to it with a motorbike, you'd probably make it to the other side in one piece.  Not that he was going to be attempting that little stunt any time soon.  No, he was here for different reasons.  The Frenchman tossed a cigarette off the side of the small river boat and narrowed his eyes, scouting for any kinds of movement in the trees on either side of the river.  The jungle hid many dangers, and a small boat travelling slowly through the water was more like a moving target for shooters and raiders.  These parts were notorious for all sorts of pirates; which also happened to be the reason that they were here.

"I thought there was supposed to be a dead body down here."
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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »
"That's what you were told, wasn't it? Or was that just an excuse to get us out in the middle of nowhere without any distractions?" Vanessa Cameron grinned, her tongue slightly visible between her teeth. She knew that wasn't the case, but it was fun to bug Montand whenever she could. God knows he did it every chance that he got.

Slipping off the only seat on their little boat Vanessa stood and rested her hand on the man's side, her teeth nipping at his ear before she stepped back from him and had a good stretch. "I could walk faster than we're moving. Do you really think we need to be going at a snails pace to spot the body? I'm sure we'll see it moving quick enough to not be killed ourselves."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 06:14:49 PM »
"I was more concerned that if you drove this boat any faster, you might crash in to something."  Montand replied, even though the pair had taken turns to drive the boat.  Shaking himself away from her, he walked to the very front of the boat and leaned forward, narrowing his eyes once again and raising his hand.  He pointed it towards something caught up in some reeds at the side of the water, something which shouldn't be there.


"There it is."  He said to her, signalling for Vanessa to direct the boat and bring it to a halt where the dead body was caught.  It's soaked clothing suggested it was a sailor, but why the hell a sailor from a battleship would be lying a few miles up a narrow river was a question he didn't yet have an answer to.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 07:06:38 PM »
Her crash the boat? Nah. Vanessa knew how to steer a boat as well as she knew how to steer her relationships. Perfect until she got bored. Taking up the space that Montand vacated she took hold of the steering wheel and whistled softly to herself. Curbing the urge to speed the boat up to throw Montand off balance she eased it forward in the direction that her companion directed them towards, eyed narrowed as they came up alongside the body that they had been sent out to find. "What's a sailor doing out here?"

Stopping the boat she came up by Montand and reached down to untangle the body from the vegetation it had got tangled up in, hoping she didn't have to jump into the murky water with the body. How long had it been out there for? "Poor bastard, how did you end up in this position?"

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 05:25:29 AM »
Montand didn't exactly want to fish this thing out of the water, but they didn't have a choice.  If they wanted to find out who he was, then they were going to have to grab him and bring him on board.  Disgusting.

"Hmm."  Montand thought to himself, grabbing a large wooden stick from the boat and poking the dead gentleman with it.  At first, Montand looked like a young child jabbing a dead body he had just found, but in fact he was doing this for a reason  There was something about his uniform that looked familiar.  The insignia.  The name.  "He's German."

This brought a whole new twist to things.  The Germans and the French had a long-standing rivalry that stretched back for years, and here was a German corpse floating in French territory.  Montand turned around and looked at Vanessa over his shoulder.  "We better hope the Germans don't see this."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 06:50:38 PM »
"-We- had better hope that the Germans don't see this?" Vanessa repeated nearly laughing. "They'd better hope we don't see -them- this is -our- territory after all." Stepping away from the edge of the boat Vanessa raised a questioning brow at the stick Montand had been using to poke the dead man still floating in the water. "Well, I guess you'd start fishing him out of there, eh? It's not like we can leave him to continue rotting in the water. We'll just get sent back out here to retrieve the dead damn man who doesn't belong here in the first place. And I don't know about you Monty, but this already has been a bit of a waste of our time. He's not even one of ours."

Vanessa didn't really want to touch the body again, and expected Montand to do all of the hard work while she sat back and looked pretty. "Better hurry, before someone else comes along we don't want and finds us with this dead man."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 07:21:37 PM »
The thing that Vanessa seemed to be blissfully unaware of was the one important rule when it came to their neighbours.  You didn't mess with the Germans.  They were an unpredictable, stern group of military types who were organised and trigger-happy.  Montand remembered the time when Col. Gardin went across the river on a diplomatic mission, and he came back missing an eye.  The man didn't mention much about it, although Montand was sure that woman had something to do with it.


Slapping on a pair of gloves, Montand began to reach down to pull the dead body on board.  However, his attempts were failing and he sighed, looking over his shoulder at the woman sitting behind him.  "Comfortable, hmm?"  He asked, giving one last attempt and managing to yank the body on to the boat.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 01:33:55 AM »
"Yep." Vanessa grinned watching Montand struggle and finally succeed in pulling the dead body on board. She didn't see much point in helping him out, but once the body was out of the water and laying awkwardly on the boat deck she moved forward and rolled the dead German onto his back digging her small hands into his pants and coat pocket searching for some sort of identification.

Coming up empty handed Vanessa frowned and smoothed down the dead man's jacket before standing up. "Absolutely nothing. Which means this was no accident. Obviously. Someone's dumped him here and since it doesn't look like he was tied down with anything-- there's no markings of any sort of his wrists, chances are they expected him to be found... but why?"

Running her fingers through her hair Vanessa let out a small sigh. "If we're not careful, we could end up in some serious trouble. I say we get out of here and take him to the morgue."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 06:26:28 AM »
"Or they just panicked, and hoped that if they dumped him in the river then that would be the end of it."  Right now, Montand and Vanessa had nothing to go on.  They had a dead German, for all they knew it could have been an accident.  He could have been drunk, and stumbled in to the water, drowning.  Or, it could have been a murder.  Which in this case, meant things were much more interesting.

But with no identification, things were difficult.  And they couldn't exactly go to the German naval base and ask around if one of their sailors hadn't turned up for work that day.  "Right, give me a hand with this, will you?"  He asked her, going in to the storage compartments and picking out a large blanket, which he was going to roll the soaking wet body in.  Touching the corpse wasn't nice, and prolonged exposure to water had started to make the skin go all funny.  It was just as well Vanessa wasn't the kind of woman to go 'eww, eww!' at the sight of something as horrible as this.

With the body wrapped up, Montand climbed over it and began to turn the boat back the way they came.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2012, 12:47:39 PM »
Helping Montand  roll up the body wasn't necessarily something that Vanessa wanted to help him do, but because the French man had managed to bring the body onto the boat on his own, it was only fair for her to help him with the next unwelcome task of rolling up the dead and puffy body. It wasn't that she didn't like touching dead bodies (it happened more often than one would think), it was the fact it was a dead and wet body. Soggy and with a rather unnatural feeling when her fingers wrapped themselves around the circumference of the man's wrists to hoist his body up and onto the blanket that Montand had laid out.

It wasn't the first time Vanessa had to deal with a dead body that they'd come across abandoned in the water, but it was the first German in French territory and that made her a little uneasy. Montand's idea of it being an accident was wishful thinking, it had to be. Of course, the French woman did prefer the more exciting and dangerous parts of life so everything that could be an accident she just assumed it wasn't.

Once the body was rolled up and Montand was turning them around Vanessa sat with her legs propped up on the top of the hidden body. It could have been disrespectful, but if anyone came along they might more than willingly mistaken it for a bad job of rolling.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 12:53:57 PM »
The boat ride didn't take long, and since they now knew that the man was German, they wanted to get it back to base as quick as they could.  It would just be their luck that a German would be strolling past and see them carrying something human-like wrapped up in a blanket.  Bringing the boat to a stop next to the wooden pier, he whistled for Frankie Dupraz -- a young, brown-haired man -- to come out and help them get this thing inside.

"What the hell is it?"  He asked, taking the 'feet' end while Montand took the head.  "Is it a body?"

"Yes.  And don't tell a soul about it, you here?  We got to sort this mess out before the Germans hear about it."

"Germans?"  Frankie frowned, quickly putting two-and-two together and realising that it was a German body they were carrying.

Montand looked over his shoulder, giving Vanessa the sarcastic 'thanks for helping' look that he seemed to give her quite often.  "Go and get Gardin."  He was usually found in his house at the north of the town, isolated from the rest of them.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 02:37:20 PM »
Sticking her tongue out at him, Vanessa hopped off of the vessel and made her departure. "Go get Gardin" he'd said, who did he think he was? Her master? She couldn't help but laugh a little bit to herself at that thought. Montand should know by now that she wasn't his little lap dog, and the only reason why she was going to fetch Gardin was to keep him from complaining about more than just her not helping him much with the body.

It was a bit of a walk from where they'd been to Gardin's isolated home that hardly saw any visitors walk up to his front door. But that was only because after the first few times Gardin had chased them away with a rifle that didn't seem to have a safety feature. Vanessa wasn't afraid to go up to the leader's home though, so long as she made it obvious it was her before he came charging out that front door with his gun she wouldn't be shot at.

Running up the three small steps that lead to the porch Vanessa banged hard on the front door. She'd basically ran the whole way to Gardin's house, knowing that if she took too long Montand would simply moan about her taking 'too damn long'. He liked to complain a lot. Was like a woman that way.

"Heeeenry!" Vanessa called wiggling the doorknob, "Heeeeeenrrrrryyyy. I've got a surprise for you!"

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 02:44:31 PM »
With Frankie Dupraz's help, Montand took the wrapped-up dead body down to the basement, and lay him on the table of the morgue.  Fortunately, this place wasn't used very often, but it also wasn't a place that Montand liked to be in for any length of time.  There was a noticeable smell of death which no amount of cleaning products and scrubbing could remove.  He just hoped Vanessa managed to grab Gardin quickly.

At Gardin's ranch, the old man opened an eye to the sound of a young woman's voice.  He grumbled to himself, pushing himself up from his arm-chair and stuttering towards the front window of the living room.  He couldn't quite see who it was, and door muffled the sound of the knocker's voice.  "Who is it?"  He grumbled again, more to himself than to the person on the other side of the door.

Yawning and wiping his one eye, he shuffled towards the front door and opened it up, coming face-to-face with Vanessa Cameron.  "Vanessa?"  He said, yawning once more and putting a fist in front of his opening mouth to disguise it.  "What's wrong?  What you doing up here?"

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 03:30:24 PM »
Rocking back and forth on the balls of her feet Vanessa kept her hands clasped behind her back. "Oh you know, nothing really. Just thought I'd come up here and give you some much un-wanted company. Also, Montand and I found a nice little dead body floatin' about in the river. Thought you'd want to know. It's not one of ours. And it could get us in to a ton of trouble if you catch my drift. So if you want to come check it out and gawk over it's swollen composure and tell Montand what to do with it, that would be pretty grand."

She smiled widely at Gardin waiting for his reaction to everything she'd just spilled out as if it was an everyday thing that they came across dead bodies, German bodies at that. She didn't expect him to be too pleased about it, especially the way she was going about it but as serious as Vanessa found the situation... it didn't stop her from acting like it was no big deal. "But if you don't want to, I can head back to the morgue and tell Montand we're just going to chop the body up into little pieces, invite the Germans over for dinner and serve them pies with their former friend cooked inside."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
This wasn't news that Henri Gardin wanted to hear.  In fact, it was terrible news.  No one on the French side of the river knew how difficult it was to keep peace between the two nationalities, and it was one of the reasons why he had taken a step-back when it came to running the colony these days.  It had turned him in to a recluse -- although to be fair, he was already becoming one anyway -- and he had trusted that Montand would run things as best as the young man could.  Guess shit had just hit the fan.

"What?!"  Gardin said, almost interrupting her half-way through by waddling off and grabbing his jacket from the hook near the door.  It was an old air-force bomber jacket, a French flag on both arms and the name "Thierry" on the sewn-on name-tag.  Before she knew it, he was half-way down his garden, and heading for the front gate.

"Who done it!?"  He asked angrily, as if suggesting it was a Frenchman that had screwed up.  "Who did it?"

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »
"I'm pretty sure the water'd done it." Vanessa said taking after Gardin as quick as she could so she wasn't left behind. "Montand got the message about there being a body in the river, and we found him in some weeds just hanging out face down. I really don't think one of our guys was involved in the murder, if it is a murder. Montand doesn't think it is. Suggested it was an accident, but the guy doesn't have any sort of identification on him. No wallet, nothing. I'm pretty sure if it was an accident he'd have something saying who he was, instead of being a John Doe that could cause us some serious issues."

Vanessa was starting to wish she'd been smart enough to think about driving than running all the way to Henry Gardin's place. It wasn't that she was against exercise, but it was going to add in to someone poking at her for not getting there and back fast enough. "Montand didn't know what to do about it, Henry please don't get mad at him about it. It's not like he killed the man or anything. I know he's supposed to be deal with things on his own, but I don't think anyone was expecting to have this come up."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 04:24:48 PM »
For an older man in his fifties (not really that old, but compared to a lot of people around here he felt like a walking relic) his steps were long strides which a normal person would find some difficulty in keeping up with, without feeling the stabbing fatigue begin to tickle their chest.  The older Frenchman listened to her tell him that it wasn't Montand's fault, and he knew that.  But it got him worried.  Dead bodies didn't just turn up like that, they were always there for a reason.  And the French had to make sure that they found out the reason before the Germans did.

The walk back in to town took a few minutes, nothing that Gardin wasn't used to.  "Who else knows about the body?  What does he look like?  Is he a soldier?"  Not that it mattered if he was a soldier or a civilian, the fact of the matter was that they had a dead German on their hands.  And he was going to have to spill the beans to his opposite number on the German side.  This wasn't the kind of thing you could keep quiet about, and he had to know what he was going to say.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 01:20:31 AM »
"When I left only Frankie knew about the body; he was helping Montand move the body down to the morgue. Figured it was the best place to put him and keep anyone else from finding out about the fact we had a dead man on our hands that doesn't even belong to us." Vanessa was finding it a little hard to keep up with Gardin as he walked at his pace, and instead did a little jog-along beside him. She was quick on her feet, but with Gardin's added height and quick pace it made it a little hard for her to keep stride with him without practically running to keep up.

"He's wearing a military uniform, so I'd assume he's a soldier of some sort. I didn't really get good look at him. It was hard to with how quickly the water was beginning to bloat his flesh up to make him look like a morbid kiddie-water-toy. He couldn't have been there for very long, but mother nature already was taking her toll on him."

Hurrying down the steps to the morgue Vanessa went through the door first, heading in the direction of where Frankie and Montand stood. Taking her place beside Montand she waited for Gardin to reach them and assess the damage. They needed a plan on what to do. A plan that wouldn't result in a serious war of German and French.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 06:11:42 AM »
Gardin burst through the swinging double doors and marched towards the trio, standing there above that body with no idea of what to do.  By now, it had been unwrapped and the appearance of the dead man was on show.  As Gardin reached the table, he gave Montand the eyes before looking down at the man.

His reaction was unexpected to Montand, to say the least.  Montand thought he would start coming up with a plan to find out who he was, but that wasn't the case at all.  Gardin closed his eye, shook his head and scoffed under his breath.  In fact, the old man seemed to know who he was already.

"This man isn't German."  He sighed, opening his eye and staring at the three of them.  "He's one of ours.  A spy.  His name is Morris."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 01:05:50 PM »
The news that the dead man laying before them on the table was not German changed everything, and made the stress level in the room seem to go down significantly. So he wasn't a German, instead he was a spy that Gardin had sent into German territory and had unfortunately met his death. "Well this changes everything... the poor guy. What do you think happened? Do you think they figured him out? I mean, he was found back in our waters, that couldn't have been a coincidence... could it?"

Vanessa didn't like the way it looked. He was a spy that ended up back in French territory, dead and discarded without a care in the river, left for them to retrieve. At least they didn't have to worry about telling the Germans they found one of theirs. "I guess we'd better deal with the body then... do you think they left him for us to 'find' as a warning for having a spy in their territory?"

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 01:27:20 PM »
It was obvious.  He had been caught or discovered, and his body dumped in the water.  Whether he had been dumped in the French part of the river, or had merely floated up stream wasn't certain.  There also did not seem to be any indication of bullet wounds, so if he had been murdered, then he'd probably been strangled.  "He wasn't the kind of guy that would fall in to a river on his own."  Gardin said to them, answering Vanessa's concerns that the Germans obviously found out his real identity.  Guess you just can't get a Scotsman to sound like anything else.

"I'll get on the radio.  Tell the English that their man is dead.  They won't be happy."  The old man said, rubbing the bridge of his nose in frustration.  This complicated things big time, and it also meant they had to wait to see what else the Germans were going to do.  They now knew that a spy had been sent in to their camp, and Gardin knew that this wasn't going to be the only thing they'd do.

"Vanessa, you better get up to the Sheriff's Office and start making plans.  We need to be on our toes from now on.  Who knows what they've got planned."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 03:24:30 PM »
Vanessa knew why they were sending her away, and it didn't make her that much happier about it either. She hated that because she wasn't a man they saw no reason for her to stick around for the 'Men Talking' period about what it was they were going to do about their current situation. They simply wanted her to get out of the way and waste her time spinning around and around in the desk chair at the Sheriff's office coming up with useless plans that they wouldn't even bother listening to, or taking into consideration once she brought them to their attention.

Heaving a heavy sigh the French woman pushed her bangs up and out of her face before turning and heading out the way she had come in. "Sure, let me know when you actually decide I can be of use and just not an obstacle that will only get in the way. Last I'd checked I was more of a help then plenty of the other men in this colony. Remember that, I'm more than just a woman that cooks." The last statement was more directed towards Montand than anyone else, seeing as he was the only one she usually catered to. It was obvious she wasn't happy about being sent off, but Vanessa wasn't going to cause an argument. Not this time, they had more issues to worry about.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 03:41:50 PM »
Montand raised an eyebrow -- hell, every man in the room raised an eyebrow -- when she stormed off in a little rage about being sent to the Sheriff's Office.  Montand knew how she felt, her frustration at never being taken seriously or being involved in the major plans that went on with the colony.  She only had to look at Montand, who had no idea that Gardin had sent a spy to the German camp, as evidence that she wasn't the only one that wasn't involved in absolutely everything.


"Relax, Vanessa."  Gardin assured the woman, who seemed to think they didn't want her to hear what they were going to talk about.  He pulled out the revolver which he kept in the harness underneath his jacket.  "You better make sure you walk around with a side-arm.  And I wouldn't go near the German camp for a while.  Not until I go and have a talk with them."  Turning to look at the woman who was in the middle of her little huff, he walked over to her and put an arm on her back.  "Fine.  If you want an 'important' job... come with me."

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »
Vanessa was slightly taken back when Gardin addressed her, she suddenly felt foolish and much like a child from her outburst and was unhappy with that. But at his mentioning of an 'important' job, her mood perked right back up to where it had been before the body had been found. She found a bit of excitement in wondering what it was he was going to have her do, and really hoped that it wasn't going to be anything stupid and he was just trying to get her to calm down, like he'd said before leaving her to twiddle her thumbs.

But, Vanessa did not really think that was going to be the case. She'd practically grown up with Gardin, he was like a second father to her and he knew what she was capable of and that she wasn't a typical woman that couldn't take care of herself. "Where are we going?" It was probably pointless to ask, he normally didn't respond with an actual answer other than "You'll see." or "Just wait." he was big on secrets, obviously or someone else would have known about Morris being in German territory.

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Re: Montand and Vanessa: The River Boat Song
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »
"Just wait."  Gardin said, as if reading from the script prediction that Vanessa had made.  He gave Frankie Dupraz and Montand their jobs to do, which mainly consisted of making sure no one else knew about what was happening.  They couldn't have everybody panicking, even if it did mean keeping a rather important secret from them.  In an ideal world, Henri Gardin would want everyone to be prepared for what could be a hostile attack by the Germans.  But he also knew that some people might get a little scared at the prospect, and do something he didn't want them to do.

Before long, Gardin was taking Vanessa in the direction of the German camp, walking past the Sheriff's office, which also doubled as the town's armoury in case they needed to defend the colony.  "You armed?"  He asked her, tucking away his own revolver and hiding it beneath his bomber jacket again.  He didn't plan on running to the German camp with guns blazing, but he knew that he'd rather they were both prepared for Plan B if it had to happen.  They'd be out-gunned, and out-manned by the Germans -- but as long as they could take a few Germans down with them, he'd be satisfied.

 

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