Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-5-2014: At The Graveside … 

Oh … 

Bother … !

Bother … blast … and other bad words start with B … !

I’m coming down with a summertime cold … !

Or, at least, a decidedly blocked nose.

I hate that.

No, really.  It didn’t bother me too much, back when I smoked.

I’ll be frank: back then a lot of it was self-inflicted!

Now, though … ?   I’d rather NOT have lungs, chest and nasal passages that feel like half a ton of chopped liver.

Thanking you for listening … !

At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 21st April, 1917, saw the chartering of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.   Under what name was it chartered … ?
Q2) Which member of Britain’s Royal family is the current president of the Board of Commissioners of the Commission … ?
Q3) The Commission has six member nations: name one of them.
Q4) Commonwealth war-graves with 40 or more graves have a feature designed by architect, Reginald Blomfield: called the Cross of what … ?
Q5) Cemeteries with more 1000 burials have a Stone of Remembrance designed by man who designed the Cenotaph, in Whitehall.   Who was that man … ?
Q6) The epitaph for the unknown dead of World War 1, reads “A Soldier of the Great War known unto God.”   Who wrote that epitaph?
Q7) Finally … the largest cemetery run by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is in Belgium.   What’s it called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th May, 325 AD, saw the start of the First Council of Nicaea.   Which Roman Emperor called the council … ?
A1) Constantine 1st: also called Constantine the Great, and Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus: with the latter being his full Latin name.
Q2) Nicaea is now in which modern country … ?
A2) Turkey: it’s now in the city of Iznik.
Q3) 20th May, 2014, is — apparently — World Metrology Day: commemorating the day in 1875, when 17 nations signed an agreement to use what: weather forecasts, the metre or rock hammers … ?
A3) The metre.
Q4) 20th May, 1996, saw the death of actor, Jon Pertwee.   What was the name of the scarecrow he played, between 1979 and 1981 … ?
Q5) 17 years later, 20th May, 2013, saw the death of keyboard player, Ray Manzarek: with which band did he find fame … ?
A5) The Doors.
Q6) Finally … 20th May, 1882, saw the forming of the Triple Alliance: between the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire … and where else … ?
I’ll leave you with Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, traditionally played at the UK’s Remembrance Day services … 

And with this thought …
“I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.”
King George V.
Enjoy your day: and don’t catch my cold!

*        Oh, thank heavens for that, Debbi … !   I’m curious, now, as to what happened: did anyone say if it was a a .permissions† issue … ?   That’s a commonish problem, and relatively easy to check, if you’re confident.   (And I don’t see my friend Debbi as not confident … !)

†        If you highlight a file that’s given you problems, Debbi, and press i and , you’ll get the Information panel crop up.   You can tinker with the file’s Permissions in the Sharing And Permissions section at the bottom.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think it may have had something to do with that. And thanks, Paul. I'm feeling pretty upbeat these days, all things considered.

1. the Imperial War Games Commission
2. Prince Edward
3. Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom
4. Sacrifice
5. Edwin Lutyens
6. Rudyard Kipling
7. Ypres Reservoir Cemetery