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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

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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