In yesterday's post on the first Anzac Day, mention was made of General Birdwood. It brought to mind an earlier post about him that is worth repeating:
When he wasn't saluted by an Australian soldier, Lieutenant General William Riddel Birdwood (above), British commander of the Gallipoli forces, asked the Digger if he knew who he was.
"Not a bloody clue," he said.
"I'm General Birdwood".
The Digger responded: "Then why don't you wear feathers in your arse like any other bird would?"