|Work on the set-up is proceeding...|
|The Spanish Army is assembling on the Plastic Canteen Trays of Mars, as you see...|
|...while, in the interests of security, the French are marshalling in another room, |
on the official ironing board (has it been pressed into service?) - formidable, n'est-ce pas?
I expect we shall have rather a lot of fun, but if anyone out there fancies a bet on the result, I would suggest a sporting 10 pence on a resounding French win. Some of the French are to arrive a little late, subject to the whim of the dice, as a consequence of (allegedly) taking the wrong road, but I fear this will not affect the result.