I hope that everyone understands what the people on the streets of Timbuktu shouting "Vive la France!" mean by it.
When we went into Sierra Leone, the cheering crowds on the streets of Freetown, part of which is still called New England while another part is still called Wellington, wanted us to take their country back under British sovereignty.
And we really were going back into Africa as a military power. It was not as if, like the French, we had never really left.