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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

Giro the Nazi Dog



Giro the Nazi Dog

The last resting place of the Nazi alsatian Giro.

Location: 9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Description: Ambassador from 1932-6 was Dr Leopold von Hoesch, buried him here in what was formerly the front garden to number 9, now a small space between the Duke of York steps and the garage ramp - the tombstone, bearing the inscription Giro: ein treuer Begleiter! (Giro: a true companion!) can still be seen.

Hoesch died in office in 1935 and, as a last remnant of the Weimar days, was accorded a full diplomatic funeral with a 19-gun salute in St James's Park.

The distinctive doorknobs are certainly characteristic of German design of the time, and the marble on the current main staircase is said to have been a gift from Mussolini.

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Giro the Nazi Dog

The last resting place of the Nazi alsatian Giro.


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That should be "faithful (or loyal) companion". (karohemd)
Posted by karohemd on 2010-07-22
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