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Tom Morgan

Absolutely correct in every detail, David!

I have two more. An easy one first.

Chief Inspector of the Brussels police, until the events of the Great War forced him to move to England.

Tom

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David Ridgus

Absolutely correct in every detail, David!

I have two more. An easy one first.

Chief Inspector of the Brussels police, until the events of the Great War forced him to move to England.

Tom

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This has suddenly turned into an episode of QI as I say "Hercule Poirot" and a klaxon goes off and you tell me who it really is!

David

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Tom Morgan

No klaxon! It is indeed Hercule Poirot. (Agatha Christie recorded her regret that when she first created him, she made the big mistake of making him so old. I think he was supposed to have reached the age for retirement from the police in about 1916, based on the calculations of Poirot geeks. They have also calculated that he must have been about 125 when he died).

Right here is the last one. This man wrote a short, famous piece about a Great War combatant.

Tom

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David Ridgus

W B Yeats

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Tom Morgan

Hot stuff Ridgus! W. B. Yeats it is and the "short, famous piece" was the 16-line poem, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.

Right, my work here is done. I was only holding the fort until the original mystery pince-nez wearer reappeared, and now he's back.

SD - that was going to be my sign-off line :angry2: !!

Tom

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David Ridgus

Blimey! After the previous acrimony generated by the original pince-nez wearer, I'm putting on my tin helmet and retiring from the field!

Thank you for the diversion Tom, very enjoyable

David

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Stoppage Drill

Hot stuff Ridgus! W. B. Yeats it is and the "short, famous piece" was the 16-line poem, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.

Right, my work here is done. I was only holding the fort until the original mystery pince-nez wearer reappeared, and now he's back.

SD - that was going to be my sign-off line :angry2: !!

Tom

Oh, sorry, I'll delete that post then !

But you'll enjoy this, me heartie !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX3PS4bvL78

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Tom Morgan

Thanks, SD. A clever concept but I always find them a tiny bit creepy {shiver}.

Tom

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centurion

W B Yeats

A friend of my grandfather's

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David Ridgus

Thanks, SD. A clever concept but I always find them a tiny bit creepy {shiver}.

Tom

All a bit Max Headroom for me

David

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Sue Light

I seem to remember that in the 'original' thread Caryl was rather shot down in flames for suggesting that we all loved a guessing game/quiz, and now Tom has proved her right by providing one. Perhaps we can have some more for the New Year, though not necessarily included on this very strange thread!

Sue

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Stoppage Drill

Any ideas, anyone ?

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David Ridgus

Well it's not quite Lanoe Hawkerpost-66715-0-85410500-1389566304_thumb.j

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Skipman

Is it Hugh Dowding?

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

Neither Hawker nor Dowding.

I've posted another sort of "Who is this ?" on the "Dogs" thread.

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David Ridgus

Bomber Harris?

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Stoppage Drill

Bomber Harris it is. Well done !

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David Ridgus

Thank you. But you've got me completely beaten on the 'Dogs' thread. I can't even work out which Army he is in!

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Skipman

Bomber Harris it is. Well done !

I thengyoo.

Give m a minute and I'll try one

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

Thank you. But you've got me completely beaten on the 'Dogs' thread. I can't even work out which Army he is in!

It's a bit of a dilemma - do I give clues this early ?

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Stoppage Drill

Maybe a bit more difficult . . . . .

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Skipman

No " maybe " about it?

A clue?

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

American. Rejected for military service. Became volunteer ambulance driver. This shot taken shortly after the armistice.

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David Ridgus

Walt Disney

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Skipman

Walt Disney

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