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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

"As we enjoy this year's annual Wellington Lecture today, it is fitting that we announce the acquisition of a new collection of material relating to the career of Sir Denis Pack, one of Wellington's generals. The collection, which includes maps relating to military actions in which Pack fought, complements both the current collection of his papers held by the Division (MS296) and material within the Wellington Archive


Major General Sir Denis Pack, K.C.B (d.1823) entered the army in 1791. He served in Flanders, 1794-5, Cape of Good Hope, 1806, and subsequently in South America. He fought at Roliša and Vimeiro, 1808 and Corunna, 1809. Having served on the Walcheren expedition and at the siege of Flushing in 1809, he returned to the Iberian Peninsula to serve with the Duke of Wellington. He commanded a Portuguese brigade, part of Marshal Beresford's Portuguese forces, at Busaco in 1810 and Almeida in 1811…."
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 11:39 p.m. PST

An Ally?

An officer serving under DoW's command is described as an ally in the text title, not just Tango's posting. Odd way to describe him.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Glup….!


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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

Yes a bit strange.

A lot of articles, letters and excerpts but they bounce around into WW1, WW2 and the Peninsular Wars.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

I think you mean GULP (you often say GLUP). It is a thing you do with your oropharynx, hypopharynx and cricopharyngeal sphincter, all with neuromuscular incoordination, when you know you have totally f……

no, messed it up I meant to say….

It is GULP. Try swallowing with an empty mouth and you will hear the sound.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

GULP = English

GLUP = Spanish.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Ah! I never knew that. I did wrong you, I do admit.

Nice one.

GLUP!

ConnaughtRanger09 Dec 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

Never mind "Glup", gullible springs to mind?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

(smile)

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