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British Commonwealth Troops & Uniforms From World War I — Including The Indians & Gurkhas.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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1/ British WW I recruitment efforts …
>>July 10, 2013.

2/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
3/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


I am a bit offended by this. Where are the Indians? 

What about the Gurkhas? 200,000 served, bravely, in WW I and nobody, but nobody will question the commitment of these soldiers.

In the recruitment call they don’t mention South Africa. But in this ‘uniform’ poster (sent to me by Nancy), the white South Africans are included. But, this was very much the case at the time.




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British Recruitment Efforts From The Commonwealth For World War I.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Strange that South Africa is not included, especially none of the 4 countries mentioned had any 4-legged lions (by then)!






Losing 20 Pounds In Body Weight Has Really Done A Job On My Swimming Buoyancy.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> My first swim in the lake in 2013 … — July 8, 2013.
>> Water temperature in Halfmoon Lake … — June 30, 2013.


I have to admit that I am still rattled by the lack of buoyancy I discovered, to my cost, on Sunday when I went swimming.

Wow. I have been doing some research. It appears that I have lost about 2 pounds of lift. That doesn’t sound much but that is about 40% of the buoyancy required to keep a person afloat.

The biggest thing I noticed was that I was floating vertically! That was scary. But, now it makes total sense — and this diagram shows it all.

Most of the 20 pounds of fat came off my waist and a bit off my chest.

Having that fat on my waist previously lifted my waist up so that I was horizontal. Now without that fat, my lower body sinks.

I am sure that I will get used to this.

Divers know about this. When they lose weight they reduce the amount of free weights they use.

But, I am not sure whether this issue is ever talked about in normal weight loss discussions. This could be dangerous. Somebody who has say lost 50 pounds might think that he/she can now swim better and dive in — without realizing that they are going to experience one heck of a shock.

Reasons 91 To 95 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#91. The ‘LIST’ (i.e., list of recorded programs) does NOT have an option where with one click I can check what I have scheduled to be recorded. That is so, so stupid — but so, so DirecTV in that I am now more convinced than ever that DirecTV is targeted at technologically unsophisticated users. On DISH you had the ‘Scheduled’ button right there. I want to see both — what is already recorded and what is in the queue to be recorded. To get to the ‘To Do List’ requires about 5 other clicks. Stupid.

#92. Yesterday I discovered the second ‘only half recorded’ movie. Not good. So had to delete it and schedule it to be taped again.

#93. Monday night while I was browsing SHOWTIME on Demand I suddenly get a message saying my Internet connection was down. Now I had been checkin HBO on Demand and STARZ on Demand previously. So basically it lost the Wi-Fi connection in mid-stream. It took me close to 30 minutes to reestablish the connection! Wow. Wow. Wow. It should just reconnect automatically — but this is DirecTV, the domain of the brain dead.

#94. So after I establish the Wi-Fi connection, out of curiosity I run the diagnostic tests. It says that 2 tests failed. The first error message is that it could not establish a dial-up connection. I kid you not. Could not establish a dial-up connection. I am so f*ing glad that it couldn’t. I don’t have a bloody dial-up connection. QED. DirecTV is meant for the technologically crippled.

#95. So, #94 above, while it says that my Interest connection test failed, I hit the dash key, yes, the dash key … “-” … which is supposed to be the way to quickly check Internet connection and it says that I have an Internet connection. Again, ditto. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. But, to make sure I selected OnDemand. No problem. I got a list of movies. This is like a bloody joke. DirecTV is so stupid.


King George V’s November 7, 1919, Proclamation Introducing The 2 Minute ‘Great Silence’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
2/ ‘Blood Red Poppy Plaque’, Ontario, Canada … — July 3, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


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From http://www.salegion.co.za/two-minutes-silence.html. Click image to ENLARGE. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access original.


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From http://www.thetwominutesilence.co.uk/history. Click image to ENLARGE. Click link below to access the original.

Click here to access original.


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From http://www.bbc.co.uk/remembrance/how/silence.shtml. Click image to ENLARGE. Click link below to access original.

Click here to access original.


Nancy's transcript of the King's proclamation. Scanned image cope she sent to me. Click to ENLARGE.

Nancy’s transcript of the King’s proclamation. Scanned image cope she sent to me. Click to ENLARGE.


My continuing efforts, at the urging of ‘Nancy’, to accurately document as much of this history as possible.

The above BBC page has more of the Edward George Honey letter than I had in my earlier post. So that is good.

I would love to get my hands on the 7 November 1919 The Times of London with the actual proclamation.

Thank you, Nancy.

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