Arminteers (or Arm-in-tears): Army vernacular for the name of the town of Armentières. “Madamoiselle of Armentieres” was the title of a very popular song at the Front, giving extremely personal details of the adventures of an apocryphal young lady of Armentières.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.9.
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