London - A 'prescient' scribble in a 1930s primary school history textbook found smouldering in a skip outside the EU's London HQ has shed new light on the Euro mess as G20 heads of government continued their Cannes of Worms summit today.
'Germany was Hungary so she ate cold Turkey dipped in Greece served on a plate of China' was annotated in pencil scrawl on a chapter about post World War I peace pacts dealing with the Treaty of Trianon.
The 1920 peace agreement was signed by WWI Allies and Hungary, the successor state to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, resulting in a 72% decrease in the Magyar nation's territories.
However much of these lands were eventually repatriated between 1938 and 1940 in a sordid deal with the Nazi Third Reich that also paved the way for Adolf Hitler to steal some 30 million drachma from the Greek government.
This week troubled Eurozone summits called for an immediate repayment of this debt - now said to be worth around $60 billion taking account of inflation - to Greek coffers.
The move was accompanied by an offer from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to purchase remaining Greek territory in Cyprus for a reported $30 billion.
Critics of course slammed the plan as 'daft in the extreme' although a City of London Fraud Squad offer to search under the queen-size mattress of ex-King Constantine of Greece for looted Greek national artefucts worth an estimated $2 billion has been described as 'promising'.
The former Greek monarch's secret Chinese bank accounts could also be stripped of their illicit $$$s under the same scheme with the money going straight to troubled Greek citizens.
Angela Merkel is 104.