In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- He succeeded Clemenceau as Prime Minister in 1909 and betrayed his former socialist beliefs by breaking a strike of railwaymen in 1910.
- Perhaps only a railwayman could reminisce about his former workplace with such affection.
- Advisory medical standards are in place for certain occupations, such as in the armed forces and police, railwaymen, and professional divers.
- The Triple Alliance of transport workers, miners, and railwaymen was in existence by 1914 and had a strategy of sympathy strikes in place.
- Former railwaymen have told me what it was like to be in the place during its splendour.
- Seventy-five years ago, at a junction of the Great North of Scotland Railway known as Inveramsay, the local railwaymen used as their base a two-roomed shack.
- In the intervening months, 49,000 pensioners, housewives, retired railwaymen and amateur investors had banded together to mount the largest class action this country has ever seen.
- I acknowledge the enthusiasm and unstinted support of railwaymen without whose dedicated efforts the creditable achievements of the Railways would not have been possible.
- ‘Once a railwayman, always a railwayman,’ he said.
- Just five days after the strike began 15,000 railwaymen, and 8,000 dockers and carters were on strike.
- Helped by railwaymen, lorry drivers and workers in the power industry, they won a magnificent victory.
- His practical experience as a railwayman caused him to look with a more critical eye on railway administration both before and after privatisation.
- The formal creation of the Chinese Communist Party came in 1921, after a year or so of successful experience in creating trade unions among railwaymen, miners, seamen, printers, and others.
- He enjoyed a forty-five-year working career as a freight railwayman from 1947, when he joined the Great Western Railway.
- Since the fragmentation of the railway in Britain railwaymen have constantly complained about the situation and the results have not been good.
- The anonymous railwayman could not have foreseen that the posters would eventually become one of the hottest properties in a very hot area of collecting - ‘railwayana’.
- There would then be a period of practical training on the track, using close personal supervision involving experienced railwaymen from Jarvis.
- A teenager who suffered a brain haemorrhage when he fell from his bike on the way to catch a train has been reunited with the railwayman who helped to save his life.
- They insisted, against much opposition from conservative railwaymen, that what the inter-city link needed was new standard-gauge dedicated track.
- He said it was a shame a bit of history was coming to end and it would be mourned by longer-serving railwaymen.
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