Balls to your partner

An American General, a Russian General and a British General are standing on
the deck of a ship watching war exercises. (OK, OK, so this is an old one..)
The topic of discussion turns to human courage, and the Russian General boasts,
Russians are the most courageous people on Earth!

Upon which the American (naturally) challenges him: Oh YEAH?

The Russian says, Sure! Here, Yuri! Jump off the deck (into the freezing
Atlantic) and swim around the ship!

Yuri marches off without a word, and does as he is told. The Russian turns
around and says: See, theres an example of courage!

The American has to top this, so he calls up one of his underlings and gives
him the order:

Jack, Jump off the main mast into the ocean, and swim around the ship
seven times!

Poor Jack goes off without a murmur, and he too does as he is told. The
American General says: Now top that for courage!

So they both turn around to the British General who has been standing around
watching these antics silently. They ask him: What about your people?

So the British guy calls up one of his people and says: Trevor, jump off the
mast and swim under the keel of the ship, will you, old chap?

Trevor stares at his general.

Let me get this right. You want me to jump off the mast.


And swim under the keel


You must be daft!

And so saying, Trevor turns around and saunters off. Whereupon the British
General turns to the other two and says,

Now theres an example of TRUE courage!

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