Questions, questions

21 Apr

By the harbour side and no doubt as part of some tourist trail or other these two figures appear demanding answers. I’ll start with the guy in the Arab head dress, T E Lawrence (of Arabia). It seems that after ruining the Middle East in WW1 he served in the RAF near Bridlington supervising the armour plating of power boats for target practice. I guess he was tired of all the heat and the camels. The other guy, well, that is Captain John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy. During what would nowadays be called ‘hard Amexit’ or some such aka the American War of Independence he took a small fleet across the pond and proceeded to cause a bit of mayhem in British waters. The Battle of Flamborough Head of 1779 rarely gets a mention these days especially now that the UK and US have a ‘special relationship’ and more especially since the British Royal Navy lost to a bunch of colonials so least said soonest mended.
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2 Responses to “Questions, questions”

  1. William Kendall April 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    Lawrence looks a wee bit constipated in that depiction.

  2. william braquemard April 23, 2017 at 2:54 am #

    Well if you'd been through what he'd allegedly been through you might look a bit twisted too!

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