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How trench talk changed the English language

The trenches of World War I were the birthplace of many a modern English phrase, notes The Guardian newspaper. ‘Binge’, ‘fed up’, ‘washed out’, ‘cushy’, ‘snapshot’ and ‘bloke’ are among the words the paper lists as having their origins in the conflict. Many … Continue reading

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Private Alfred Ell, 1st Middlesex

19838 Private Alfred Ell 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment Killed in Action 24 October 1918 Age 33 Buried at Romeries, France. Son of George Ell, of London; husband of Lilian Daisy Ell, of 151, Offord Rd, Barnsbury, London N1. Private Ell … Continue reading

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