All highest: (German – “Aller Höchst”). A phrase quoted in the Press in the earlier months of the War from addresses and official reports to the Kaiser, which many people in England condemned as deliberately blasphemous. The expression is really a very old Prussian form of address to the Sovereign, in particular in his capacity as Head of the Army – the “Supreme War Lord.”
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.5.
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