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Friday, April 28, 2006

Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought.

Justice Peter Smith, he who recently ruled on English “Da Vinci Code” copyright case embedded a secret code in his ruling. After two days a group of intrepid lawyers-cum-cryptographers from an Olswang law firm cracked this code to reveal the perhaps even more cryptic message "Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought".

It appears that “Jackie Fisher was England’s greatest admiral after Nelson, and was responsible for the creation of the Dreadnought, which was launched nearly exactly 100 years to the day of the start of the trial,” the judge wrote in an e-mail message. “Nevertheless, he has been airbrushed out of history.”

If you are among the masses who are ignorate of Admiral Fisher, and perhaps will have the need to drop some scintilating facts at an upcoming cocktail party:

According to Wikipedia, Admiral of the Fleet, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, RN (January 25, 1841 – July 10, 1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform. He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years, starting in a navy of wooden sailing ships armed with muzzle-loading cannon and ending in one of battlecruisers, submarines and the first aircraft carriers. The argumentative, energetic, reform-minded Fisher is often considered the second most important figure of British naval history, after Lord Nelson.

many thanks to Leigh for passing this story along!

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