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IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER

The War Years

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Ya pays ur munny and takes ur choice.

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5 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

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Yes, that was quite ironic. In order to make absolutely certain they had bottled up the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea during WW1, apart from our Grand Fleet plus American reinforcements later on, they laid a huge minefield from Shetland to Norway. However the war was pretty well over by the time this largely American enterprise was completed and they then had to sweep them all again. This kept the American Navy in Inverness for some time after 1918 and there is said to have been the occasional bit of friction with the locals.

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The Seaforth Highlanders outside the Officers Mess at Fort George.

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 3:02 PM, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

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Interesting to see that contributions to the Ness Bamnk jumble sale were to "be called for on receipt of a postcard to Mrs Petrie, Taybank". Presumably 100 years ago, it wasn't seen as "cool" to be seen dropping off junk at a jumble sale - or to admit publicly to having said junk!

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