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rolt968
43 minutes ago, seaJane said:

Right continent.... wrong nationality [ies]....

Frederick Selous, perhaps?

RM

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voltaire60
11 minutes ago, rolt968 said:

Frederick Selous, perhaps?

RM

 

     I have put Selous up before....so will let this run.

 

Jane- wrong nationality? You mean Selous, the well-known Londoner???

 

Image result for frederick selous grave

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seaJane

Not Selous.

Navy.

Sort of.

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Knotty

Hi seaJane

I believe it is Commander E L Rhoades, captain of the gunboat HMS Gwendolen(?), who defeated the German gunboat Hermann Von Wissman commanded by his alleged drinking buddy Captain Berndt, on Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi) on the 13/8/1914.

This in some quarters has been referred to as the first naval engagement of the war, albeit there are reports the Wissmann was on dry land under going repairs, and that Berndt had not been informed that a state of war existed between Britain and Germany.

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seaJane

Knotty, Person is correct. I am not sure whether Guendolen (accounts of the spelling vary) was HMS or SS at the time ...

 

Wiki it saith: "From 1914 she was commanded by Captain Edmund Rhoades who attacked the Hermann von Wissman, the vessel of his friend and former drinking partner Captain Berndt, by surprise, with Berndt having been unaware that war had started."

 

I found the picture somewhere on the web but forgot to make a note. In the public domain as far as I know.

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rolt968

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A self portrait. Whose?

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voltaire60
7 hours ago, Uncle George said:

 

In fact the siege of Toulon was a rich seam. It was there that Bonaparte first made his celebrated, "Mon chien n'a pas de nez" gag. He may have been short, but he had perfect comic timing. 

 

 

   Oh come on UG. Dont keep me in suspense!!

 

 

 

Comment est-il sentant?

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Uncle George
8 hours ago, voltaire60 said:

 

   Oh come on UG. Dont keep me in suspense!!

 

Comment est-il sentant?

 

 

At Toulon his punchline was, "Il ne peut pas - il n'a pas de nez!".  The gag was received with a bewildered and embarrassed silence. 

 

This was the jokes's first outing, remember. He honed it and by the time of the Italian campaign he had it down.

 

The joke was later picked up by that other master of the one-liner, Arthur Askey, who polished it to the form we know today. But it's Boney's gag.

 

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neverforget

Another Bonaparte quote which I found appealing:

"Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows."

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voltaire60
49 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

 

 

At Toulon his punchline was, "Il ne peut pas - il n'a pas de nez!".  The gag was received with a bewildered and embarrassed silence. 

 

This was the jokes's first outing, remember. He honed it and by the time of the Italian campaign he had it down.

 

The joke was later picked up by that other master of the one-liner, Arthur Askey, who polished it to the form we know today. But it's Boney's gag.

 

 

    Non, non

        C'est un  blag profond.  Un blag merveilleuse.    "Comment est-il sentant?     Terrible!!

 

There is a Great War connection with Arthur Askey - called up in June 1918 and assigned to The Welch Regiment.  I had the very great misfortune when young in the 1960s to be taken to Torquay where he was appearing in a summer variety show. I was 8 at the time. Magicians came and went, showgirls came and went, clowns came and went- a good time was had by all. Then a dwarf with a head like a pickled walnut-wrinkled and brown- came on,wearing a moth-eaten old double breasted suit. Incoherent and unfunny- It was,as in later years, like watching Olivier doing Archie Rice. Desperate stuff.I'm not a fan

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Ron Clifton

(Post deleted - someone else got him (Rhoades), and I was wrong anyway.)

 

Ron

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Uncle George
53 minutes ago, voltaire60 said:

 

There is a Great War connection with Arthur Askey - called up in June 1918 and assigned to The Welch Regiment.  I had the very great misfortune when young in the 1960s to be taken to Torquay where he was appearing in a summer variety show. I was 8 at the time. Magicians came and went, showgirls came and went, clowns came and went- a good time was had by all. Then a dwarf with a head like a pickled walnut-wrinkled and brown- came on,wearing a moth-eaten old double breasted suit. Incoherent and unfunny- It was,as in later years, like watching Olivier doing Archie Rice. Desperate stuff.I'm not a fan

 

So who is this chap, and what is his connection to Arthur Askey?

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forgot to add photograph.

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voltaire60

By the look on his face, the first  British army officer to make for the exit after Arthur's first  "joke" at an ENSA concert.

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Gareth Davies

I know this thread is for people to identify a person that the poster knows the identity of but if you fancy a variation on that theme this thread might be of interest.

 

 

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Ron Clifton

I can give you a shortlist (from Becke, Part 4) but no firm identification:

Brig-Gen J C Harding Newman (DA&QMG)

Brig-Gen G Humphreys (BGRA)

Brig-Gen G B Mackenzie (Cdr Heavy Art)

Brig-Gen R A Gillam (Chief Eng)

 

Ron

EDIT: Sorry, I see from the post in Soldiers that you already have this information.

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Gareth Davies

Yes, and if you read that thread you will see that I have ruled out H-N and thus narrowed down to the other 3. 

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Uncle George

Tom Jones has just told Ll.G the "If bread is the staff of life, what is the life of the staff?" joke ... (Photo from Getty.)

 

 

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neverforget
3 hours ago, Uncle George said:

 

So who is this chap, and what is his connection to Arthur Askey?

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Is he a vicar or something similar?

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Uncle George
19 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Is he a vicar or something similar?

 

No - a journalist.

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seaJane
16 hours ago, rolt968 said:

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A self portrait. Whose?

That's actor Simon Cadell's great-uncle Francis of the A&SH, although I wouldn't have known that if I hadn't been following assorted trails about Simon a while back. 

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rolt968
On ‎14‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 16:11, seaJane said:

That's actor Simon Cadell's great-uncle Francis of the A&SH, although I wouldn't have known that if I hadn't been following assorted trails about Simon a while back. 

Well done.

 

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883-1937), one of the Scottish Colourist painters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Cadell_(artist) (source of the picture).

He served in the ranks of 9 Royal Scots, then commissioned in the A&SH.

Brother of actor Jean Cadell and great uncle of actors Simon Cadell and Selina Cadell.

(I had rather a good clue about a holiday camp lined up.

 

I came across him quite a few years ago when I saw a play about the Scottish Colourists. At the time I didn't pick up that he had been commissioned.

 

RM

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neverforget
On 14/05/2018 at 10:56, Uncle George said:

 

So who is this chap, and what is his connection to Arthur Askey?

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Can't quite make him out. Is it Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett?

Bartlett and Askey both have strong connections to the name Murdoch?

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Uncle George
32 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Can't quite make him out. Is it Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett?

Bartlett and Askey both have strong connections to the name Murdoch?

 

Not EA-B: but you're practically there.  

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neverforget

Is it actually K. Murdoch then?

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