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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!



Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!

Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913.

Location: Carlton Hotel, Haymarket, London

Description: Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913, when the prestigious Carlton Hotel stood here. It was destroyed in the blitz and is now New Zealand House.

It's believed that while he was working here the hotel catered for Winston Churchill and David Lloyd-George.


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Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!

Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913.


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