Friday, March 11, 2016

British isles Friday


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October 2009 - Birmingham England



Its name is a tribute to the British Expeditionary Force led by General Sir John French in the First World War, which suffered heavy casualties in holding up the German advance at Mons.

After Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered his soldiers to “exterminate the treacherous English, and walk over General French’s contemptible little army” the nickname stuck to those members of the British Expeditionary Force. There are murals on the wall above the bar giving a nod to the establishment’s namesakes.

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Looks great against the blue sky and clouds.

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  2. Did you know that they were the original British Expeditionary Force that were sent to the western front in the First World war, hence the name

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  3. Reminds me of one of the Richard Jury mysteries by Martha Grimes!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  4. I didn't know that bit of British history -- thanks!

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