Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More,

 cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

 is the short version, the quote is of course from from Henry V, spoken by King Henry, if you want the full quote it is here, well the games a'foot, as is also mentioned in the quote, the day a special one for anyone with a Heart Of Oak, and the reason for all of this patriotic fervor?

yesterday was St. Georges Day, known by many as the dragon-slayer, who became a patron saint of England, Russia and Catalonia, not to mention also Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal and Serbia; of the regions of Aragon and Catalonia in Spain; and of the cities of Beirut, Genoa, Istanbul, Moscow and Venice, so we were off for our morning coffee to the quintessentially English pub, The Punch and Judy, for our read of the daily newspapers,

we had a quiet day, in the evening watching some more Cheers, then to round the evening off, one more from Hornblower, The Frogs and the Lobsters, (in America The Wrong War), which brings us to the end of the first series, the good news is that we have the second and third series still to watch, so with the Heart of Oak which is quite appropriated after Hornblower, ringing in our ears, as it is the official march of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, it is also the official march of several Commonwealth navies including the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets march to "Heart of Oak" during their parades, with that we were off to bed.

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