Sunday, 8 May 2011

real cause of first world war

Kaiser Wilhelm II, pictured above, was jealous of Lord Kitchener's mustache. 'Pull my finger' he said on meeting our more than mortally hirsute hero at Bucking Palace . Kitchener, remembering that the querulous Kraut was the grand-son of Queen Victoria, reluctantly complied. But the Kaiser failed to reciprocate. This meant War.

Kitchener with his finger un-pulled, but still defiantly pointing (a posture he rigorously maintained till it resulted in his untimely death in 1916) is pictured below.

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