What a waste of space cowardly Royalty.
The army Indian beaters herded all the Tigers into a corner of a park, and then KGV popped them off from the complete safety of the elephant seat.
These powder puffs called it "sport".
And we wonder why the Bengal Tiger is basically extinct today.
Put this coward on the ground in the 2 metre high grass with a 303, and KEVIII would have ascended the throne a LOT
I am a committed royalist and bowed and scraped deeply to KGV's bronze statue in Canberra a couple of month's back!
What an absurd outfit .. send the lot of them down a coal mine, or out on a cod lugger is my moderate view to get a few callouses on their hands.
Well KEVIII was rather partial to Hitler
wasn't he? And American gold digger floozies. Great nation building stuff and strong leadership in the late 30s. At least his
direct lineage was not German as was KGV's. Amazed there was not more flak about that in KGV's era, as he was King during WW1.
In the USA they rounded up anyone with even a Japanese NAME
and locked them away during WW2 in large Concentration type camps. Even if born in the USA.
Georgey The Brave Macho Hunter
would have been in BIG trouble in the USA!
I love this true quote:His parents chose the names George Frederick for the infant, which did not please Queen Victoria, who wrote censoriously "I fear I cannot admire the names you propose to give the baby, I had hoped for some fine old name. Frederick is, however, the best of the two and I hope you will call him so. George only came in with the Hanoverian family, however, if the dear child grows up good and wise, I shall not mind what his name is.
Of course you will add Albert at the end, like your brothers, as you know we settled long ago that all dearest Papa's male descendants should bear that name, to mark our line, just as I wish all the girls to have Victoria after theirs." A family compromise was reached and the baby was christened George Frederick Ernest Albert.Back to the Bengal Tigers, I wrote this after a visit to Chitwan Park in Nepal a few years' back re KGV and his gormless idiot son KEVIII -I dragged my body up one morning way before dawn to journey to the top of a nearby peak SARANGKOT to view the sun rising over the mighty Annapurna range - very surreal and peaceful. From Pokhara a 3 hour vehicle ride over the bumpy roads to the fabled Royal Chitwan National Park situated on the lowland or terai of Nepal. This area has only 6 lodges inside the park proper including the famous "Tiger Tops". I stayed at 'Gaida' - 'Rhino' in Nepalese.
Alas, there are few tigers present today - estimated to number only 80 in all Nepal. Their glorious sporting Majesties, King George V and his son (KEVIII) shot 39 Bengal tigers and 18 rhinos in ONE safari in 1911 alone. That is obscene and wilful slaughter in my view. The rhino has recovered far better - about 500 now survive, and I was lucky enough to see about ten of these in the wild, and all at very close quarters.http://www.glenstephens.com/cambodia.html