A high-flying operation
In spring ’95, on board a British Airways Boeing, a 39 year old woman passenger required an urgent surgical operation. Having had a motorbike accident on her way to the airport, she suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung. Doctors on board decided to operate immediately using available utensils such as knives and forks ! Still, they had to be sterilised. Quality cognac on board did the job.
A toast to armistice
On the 11 November 1918, the treaty which ended the 1st World War was signed. The official signing took place on board a train in the forest of Compiègne, in Rethonde. The French army was represented by Marshal Foch and the German army by General Von Winterfeld. History claims that a "Martell" cognac was served after the signing.
Cognac in Hollywood
The film is called "Where Eagles Dare" directed by Brian G.Hutton in 1968, with Clint Eastwood. The action takes place in the heart of the Alps during the second World War. A British commando is given the mission to free an American POW from a mountain fortress and it succeeds. But what do you think the members of the commando order from the local innkeeper to boost their morale ? Well a cognac of course.