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180: The Order of the Holy Spirit, an Order of Chivalry under the French Monarchy wore the Cross of the Holy Spirit. Due to the blue ribbon from which the Cross of the Holy Spirit was hung, the Knights became known as “Les Cordon Bleus”. Over time, this expression was extended to refer to other distinctions of the highest class – for example, Cordon Bleu restaurant / cooking school¬† and Blue Riband – a prize awarded for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by passenger liners. The terms “blue ribbon”, “Cordon Bleu” and “Blue Riband” have come to represent distinction.

181:  Where would you find each of these? What would be the connection?

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  1. 1. Kohima Epitaph
    2. Simonides Epitaph – Battle of Thermopylae

    The verse in the Kohima epitaph is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds and is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph written by Simonides to honour the Greek who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

  2. The First one is the famous Kohima epitaph, carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the Cemetery for the Allied war dead. It is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph written by Simonides to honour the Greek who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, which is written on the stone shown in Pic 2.

  3. This monument was placed by the Burma Star Association in honour of Commonwealth Soldiers who served in WWII. This monument is found in Memorial Park in Calgary, Alberta.

  4. it is called the Kohima Epitaph. This monument was placed by the Burma Star Association in honour of Commonwealth Soldiers who served in WWII. This monument is found in Memorial Park in Calgary, Alberta.

  5. The picture on the left is that of the Kohima Epitaph whose lines are world famous now. The person attributed to have written this John Maxwell Edmonds is supposed to have been inspired by the epitaph of Battle of Thermopylae
    “Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
    That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.” composed by Simonides. The photograph on the right is the epigram written by Simonides

  6. Kohima and Thermopylae respectively. The memorial to the Battle of Kohima has an inscription inspired by a similar memorial for the Battle of Thermopylae.

  7. A : Kohima War Memorial
    B: Memorial to Spartans of Battle of Thermopylae
    Connect is the Kohima Epitah –
    When You Go Home
    Tell Them Of Us And Say
    For Their Tomorrow
    We Gave Our Today

  8. one is in the us and the other is in imphal. guess it commenmorates all the Us pilots who died in flyin between india and china

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