Historic Walting

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Pteranadon, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. A comment on the Bomber Command thread reminded me of a couple of stories about some characters who rdressed up as soldiuers.

    There is a history of people dressing up as soldiers for all sorts of reasons.

    One of the main is to beg for money. Willaim Mayhew in his books about Victorian London's underworld and poor diustinguished between real old soldiers and people dressing up as so9ldiers to beg. This is on a par with claiming to be a war hero to impress the girls or boys... But some historic characters display imagination well beoynd anythign atetmpted by those attmepting to get away with parading on Remebrance day.

    I bring you the tale of Wilhelm Voigt: Captain von Köpenick

    Wilhelm Voigt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There is also the great Dreadnaught hox - VIP Walting. A group of london literati blag their wayu into a VIP visit to HMS Dreadnaught. Dreadnought hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dreadnought hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia