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A fit country for heroes...

Posted by ESC on November 02, 1999

In Reply to: A land fit for heroes/donkeys led by lions posted by Jane Lucas on November 02, 1999

: Where does the saying "a land fit for heroes" come from?". Who first said "lions led by donkeys" of the 1st World War"?

"What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in." David Lloyd George (Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor) 1863-1945. Speech at Wolverhampton, Nov. 23, 1918, quoted in The Times, Nov. 25, 1918. (The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations" by Tony Augarde.)

Does anyone else remember the children's song, "Lloyd George knew my father; father knew Lloyd George..." To the tune of "Onward Christian Soldiers."

I couldn't find "lions led by donkeys." But I really like the sentiment.

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