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neverforget

Well that's me blown out o' the water!

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seaJane

He was a middy at the time (note sleeve buttons) - aboard HMS COLLINGWOOD at Jutland.

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Knotty

Ok I’ve missed a couple of WIT’s, self imposed time off, so back into the fray.

So who is this? He was the instigator of an award that was cherished by the recipient as well as him being his field commander.

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neverforget

Hitler's First Class Iron Cross was recommended by Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, a Jewish adjutant in the List Regiment.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_career_of_Adolf_Hitler

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Knotty

Hi NF

Yep that’s the fellow, pictured in the late 1940’s, with his American adopted name of Henry Grant, where he had emigrated at the start of WW2. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Gutmann

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neverforget

 

28 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Hi NF

Yep that’s the fellow, pictured in the late 1940’s, with his American adopted name of Henry Grant, where he had emigrated at the start of WW2. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Gutmann

Makes a change for one of my hunches to be on target. I usually head off at 100mph in the wrong direction. 

How about this lady then. Daughter of a Maharaja, with links to the British royal family:

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seaJane

Ooh, was the Maharaja the man who owned the Elveden estate? Splendid GW memorial by the A11. 

 

[Ed. after some searching]. That was Duleep Singh, so is this his daughter, Sophia the suffragette?

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neverforget
14 minutes ago, seaJane said:

Ooh, was the Maharaja the man who owned the Elveden estate? Splendid GW memorial by the A11. 

 

[Ed. after some searching]. That was Duleep Singh, so is this his daughter, Sophia the suffragette?

Yes indeed sJ. God-daughter to Queen Victoria. Volunteered to nurse with the Red Cross in WW1. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Duleep_Singh

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=269526977082121&id=26698813123

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Knotty

Impressive shoulder pads😁

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seaJane

I note that Elveden was actually owned by the Guinnesses during the GW.

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neverforget

Who are these not so famous sons of a very famous Austrian father???

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Uncle George
2 hours ago, neverforget said:

Who are these not so famous sons of a very famous Austrian father???

 

 

Ernst and Lucian Freud?

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neverforget
12 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

 

Ernst and Lucian Freud?

Close enough for me. Actually it was Ernst and Martin.

Lucian was the controversial artist son of Ernst.

https://blog.artsper.com/en/a-closer-look/10-things-know-lucian-freud/

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Uncle George

You know that phrase “damning with faint praise”? Ll.G describes this chap as “level-headed”. He also concedes “highly respected”. Who is he ? ? ?

 

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EDIT : image from here - https://www.periodpaper.com/products/1921-rotogravure-william-orpen-art-wwi-portrait-george-nicoll-barnes-politician-208502-xaha8-092

 

Quotes from Ll.G’s ‘War Memoirs’.

Edited by Uncle George

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Ron Clifton
19 hours ago, Uncle George said:

 

Ernst and Lucian Freud?

The facial resemblance to the late Sir Clement Freud (son of Ernst and brother of Lucien) is quite marked.

 

Ron

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neverforget
On 21/02/2019 at 13:43, Uncle George said:

You know that phrase “damning with faint praise”? Ll.G describes this chap as “level-headed”. He also concedes “highly respected”. Who is he ? ? ?

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An adversary of some sort?

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Uncle George
25 minutes ago, neverforget said:

An adversary of some sort?

 

A colleague.

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Ron Clifton

Former Labour Party leader George Barnes?

 

Ron

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Uncle George
13 minutes ago, Ron Clifton said:

Former Labour Party leader George Barnes?

 

Ron

 

Yes! Barnes was briefly the leader of the Labour Party, but of greater moment was a member of Ll.G’s War Cabinet. He clung to Ll.G after the Labour Party left the Coalition, was expelled from Labour, but remained an MP until 1922 (describing himself as “Coaltion Labour”.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Barnes_(British_politician)

 

 

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Uncle George

 

George Barnes is one of the statesmen in the attached. Without looking up names and reminding myself, I could put a name to a mere seven of them. Others I am sure can do better:

 

 

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EDIT: Image from the National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw00301/Statesmen-of-World-War-I

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voltaire60

The two that were known to be heavy drinkers are both seated (Churchill and Asquith). Is this what is called an "allusion"- or have I been watching too many art prorgrammes on BBC4? While Bonar Law, who was teetotal, is standing  (See Max Beaverbrook's story of BL's stinginess when dispensing drinks-which turned out to be lime juice)  I think we should be told.

   Am I right in thinking that F.E.Smith is not in this group? (Probably already under the table)

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Uncle George
4 minutes ago, voltaire60 said:

The two that were known to be heavy drinkers are both seated (Churchill and Asquith). Is this what is called an "allusion"- or have I been watching too many art prorgrammes on BBC4? While Bonar Law, who was teetotal, is standing  (See Max Beaverbrook's story of BL's stinginess when dispensing drinks-which turned out to be lime juice)  I think we should be told.

   Am I right in thinking that F.E.Smith is not in this group? (Probably already under the table)

 

By the look on Ll.G’s face, Effy is not alone.

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Knotty

Is Botha one of the two uniformed gentlemen?

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Uncle George
41 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Is Botha one of the two uniformed gentlemen?

 

Yes: he was one of my seven. The others are Ll.G, WSC, Grey, Balfour, Asquith, Bonar Law.

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voltaire60
On 23/02/2019 at 10:27, Uncle George said:

 

By the look on Ll.G’s face, Effy is not alone.

 

     And  Milner appears to be leaning forward to tell Grey that LG's hands are wandering again!

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