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Uncle George

What do you think ? ? ?

 

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neverforget

Hélène Dutrieu?

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Uncle George
31 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Hélène Dutrieu?

 

Probably - everyone else is these days.

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neverforget

Three in one? 

The middle one looks like Asquith to me?

(The bottom one looks like me the morning after a few beers.)

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Uncle George
9 hours ago, neverforget said:

Three in one? 

The middle one looks like Asquith to me?

(The bottom one looks like me the morning after a few beers.)

 

Yes, Asquith. Image from Wikipedia.

 

(Perhaps this wasn’t a good idea. I’ll persevere for now.)

 

 

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Knotty

Pretty sure top image = Grigori Rasputin

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neverforget
3 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Pretty sure top image = Grigori Rasputin

Yes, I was about to suggest that too.

Can't place the other chap though, or think of a link between Asquith and Rasputin just yet.

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Uncle George
49 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Pretty sure top image = Grigori Rasputin

 

Rasputin, yes. Image from here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3328280/Rasputin-ve-never-seen-Chilling-pictures-notorious-monk-brought-Tsar-COLOUR.html

 

44 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Yes, I was about to suggest that too.

Can't place the other chap though, or think of a link between Asquith and Rasputin just yet.

 

There are no links. I put up what I thought would be easy identifications. This included the profile of the third chap.

 

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Knotty

And finally General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, taken from a caricature of 1901, I believe.

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Marilyne

pic of Rasputin gives me the creeps!!

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "rasputin anastasia"

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Uncle George
1 hour ago, Knotty said:

And finally General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, taken from a caricature of 1901, I believe.

 

Yes! Image from Wikiwand:

 

 

 

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Uncle George
44 minutes ago, Marilyne said:

pic of Rasputin gives me the creeps!!

 

 

I know! I’ve been reading around his murder of late, and the involvement therein of British Intelligence. 

 

The attached is from Samuel Hoare’s ‘The Fouth Seal’ (1930):

 

https://archive.org/details/fourthseal031079mbp

 

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neverforget

Are you superstitious?

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One of thirteen.

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Uncle George
28 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Are you superstitious?

 

One of thirteen.

 

Fred Longstaff? Killed on the Somme in 1916.

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neverforget
6 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

 

Fred Longstaff? Killed on the Somme in 1916.

No, but you are sort of on the right track.

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Knotty

Is the one of thirteen reference to the All Blacks that lost their lives?

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neverforget
3 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Is the one of thirteen reference to the All Blacks that lost their lives?

Indeed so!

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Knotty

And I have lent my book on sportsmen who were killed to a friend of mine......s*d it.

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neverforget

Looks like it's a trip out to the extensive library then.

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Knotty

Nope not tonight, just about to go out, won’t return till 22:00.....if it still there I will have a butchers👍

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Uncle George

He’s James McNeece.

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neverforget
8 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

He’s James McNeece.

Correct!

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/james-mcneece

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Knotty

Wasn’t there another Otago Regiment all Black lost?

Got back to late for this WIT, but have listened to an enjoyable talk by the lead blacksmith (Tony Ingarfield) on the Ypres Peace Memorial of 2016. From its inception and erection in Ypres and the move to its final resting place the German Cemetery at Langemarck. Not bad for the North Worcester Fuschia Society👍

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neverforget
10 hours ago, Knotty said:

Wasn’t there another Otago Regiment all Black lost?

Got back to late for this WIT, but have listened to an enjoyable talk by the lead blacksmith (Tony Ingarfield) on the Ypres Peace Memorial of 2016. From its inception and erection in Ypres and the move to its final resting place the German Cemetery at Langemarck. Not bad for the North Worcester Fuschia Society👍

Yes there was at least one more Otago Rgt All Black killed. 

Sounds like a bit of a randomn theme for your night out, but all good.👍

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neverforget

Continuing the sporting theme, another international. 

Wounded on the Somme, but survived the war and was able to resume his playing career afterwards.

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