We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Barbarossa, published in the July issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners!

WINNER

“Barbarossa strikes a pose and proudly shows off his latest creation: the Holy doughnut.” — Christopher Warner

RUNNERS-UP

“That Barbarossa always knows how to accessorize! Where did he get that little bearded guy? He’s to die for! And that cross! So chic!!” — Stephen Coney

“The QVC channel was very different when it first aired.” — Archie Fleetwood



12 Comments

  1. Christopher Warner
    June 14, 2019 @ 12:02 pm

    Barbarossa strikes a pose and proudly shows off his latest creation: the Holy doughnut.

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  2. Peter Denston
    June 14, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

    Holy doughnuts. Only £1.50 each.

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  3. Les Quilter
    June 14, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

    Crosses everywhere meant he was religious but he could not cross his eyes

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  4. Stephen Coney
    June 14, 2019 @ 8:11 pm

    That Barbarossa always knows how to accessorize! Where did he get that little bearded guy? He’s to die for! And that cross! So chic!

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  5. Stephen Coney
    June 14, 2019 @ 8:15 pm

    Try as he might, Brother Heinrich never get the cross from the King, who found this daily game very amusing, especially when Heinrich tried using a Bible.

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  6. Les Quilter
    June 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    This piece represents a male and a female joined together.

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  7. Stuart Howson
    June 17, 2019 @ 11:37 am

    The ring of Christ and the book of Power

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  8. David Stubbs
    June 22, 2019 @ 4:28 pm

    “Ooh Betty …”

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  9. Archie Fleetwood
    June 24, 2019 @ 9:37 am

    The QVC channel was very different when it first aired.

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  10. Darren York
    July 29, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

    If Greggs did Holy doughnuts!

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  11. JACQUELINE ILIFFE
    July 29, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

    If Greggs did doughnuts!

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  12. David Parkin
    August 10, 2019 @ 5:22 pm

    Efforts to get Freddie to give his annual imperial address using a written autocue failed miserably despite great leaps with the technology.

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