We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our War Reporters article about William Beach Thomas, featured in the November issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners:

WINNER

“War correspondents marvel at the length and girth of German engineered asparagus.” — Christopher Warner

RUNNERS-UP

“The Chelsea Flower Show during the war years.” — Albert Cornell

“The early Garden Gnome designs were not very popular.” — Jonathan Smith

Five men in military uniform stand around a dud shell on the Western Front.



14 Comments

  1. H. Gosset
    October 8, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

    Bonjour,

    Why not “Usque ad Astra?” ?

    With full respect,

    Hugo

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  2. Les Quilter
    October 8, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

    “‘Tis strange to find a phallic symbol out here!

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  3. Stephen Keane
    October 8, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

    I can only assume this has come from an Australian bombing practice run!

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  4. Christopher Warner
    October 9, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    War correspondents marvel at the length and girth of German engineered asparagus.

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  5. A. Arbour
    October 13, 2019 @ 3:44 pm

    That’s the first time that those pills have worked – yes, perhaps he should not have taken his Ion Tablets at the same time.

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  6. Alan Robertson
    October 17, 2019 @ 5:39 pm

    Corporal, I understand the Jerry’s will want the potatoes, but could you explain the bit about Mrs. Nesbitt setting it off with a hammer again? I think we are missing something.

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  7. KEN wILKINSON
    October 18, 2019 @ 5:31 pm

    “Worst case of Shell Shock I`ve ever seen”.

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  8. Dexter Dickinson
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:01 am

    Bloomin’ eck! How did that get there?

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  9. Albert Cornell
    October 22, 2019 @ 11:03 am

    The Chelsea Flower Show during the war years.

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  10. Jonathan Smith
    October 28, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

    The early Garden Gnome designs were not very popular.

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  11. WILLIAM TANG
    October 30, 2019 @ 1:24 pm

    “Made in China?”

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  12. Luke perrin
    November 11, 2019 @ 11:53 pm

    I`ve got a big one

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  13. Trevor Cramp
    November 14, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

    Great fountain, but who’s going to make the holes for the water?

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  14. Robert Jephcote
    December 5, 2019 @ 11:35 am

    ‘Damndest large lipstick I’ve ever seen, what?

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