We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on Churchill and the men of 1940 from the October/November 2021 issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners:
‘And that small island at the top there is where we’ll set up base and conduct all local operations from.’
‘Sir, that’s a coffee stain.’ — Roger Pennyballs
‘The General was a stickler for detail.’ — Antony Ward
‘And when you are setting the artillery range, please remember that I left my car here.’ — Raymond Farreny
Nobody move. I want you all to stick around!
For those watching in black and white the green country is next to the blue one.
Sorry about this, lads. I got an aerosol can of starch mixed up with my underarm deodorant this morning.
Of course that’s not the wrong country … that’s where we’re bombing
They call him the War King – that’s his War King stick
The General was a stickler for detail.
And when you are setting the artillery range, please remember that I left my car here.
Last call Gentlemen, place your bets!
planning Op Market Garden:
“put the turnips in here…radishes go there”
…a full Magazine and one in the Chamber-lin!
I think our target is here. I wish I had brought my glasses.
Our boys may be up against the sophisticated weaponry of the Germans, but remember that these new cattle prods are British …
If one of us knew how to fold road maps, we wouldn’t need that ruddy lorry to carry this …
My HQ will be here – next to the canteen caravan
And there, chaps, is the bridge too far.
They serve tasty fish and chips right here.
Spot the man with an iced bun on his head.
I am the Commanding Officer now, and I am telling you, the best fish and chip shop is there!
Please be patient lads, I think my back just locked up!
I judge your knees are the knobbliest!
Rouge or noir? Come now, gentlemen, place your bets!
-And that small island at the top there is where we’ll set up base and conduct all local operations from.
-Sir, that’s a coffee stain.
And we’ll make camp there – after all, it’s only three feet away