'Alf a mo, Kaiser!
'Alf a mo, Kaiser!: One of the most popular recruiting posters of the early part of the War bore these words, with the picture of a "Tommy" lighting a cigarette prior to unslinging his rifle and going into action. The catch phrase was widely adopted in England.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.4.
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