'Schild en Vriend' is an old Flemish battlecry, used in the rebellion of the city of Brugge against the French, May 18, 1302. Legend tells that it was used to differentiate between the French-speaking (who could not pronounce 'schild') and Flemish-speaking citizens. Nowadays, historians tell us that it was probably 'Des Gilden Vriend'.
For a few tusks more
The villa. On the roof, Fritz is enjoying the view with his mistress (the wife's still in Germany). Along the rear wall, a squad of askaris is preparing to be bad news for the French. The hippo was innocent.
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