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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- This weekend, Fort Paull Visitor Centre and Armouries, near Hedon, will re-enact the skirmishes of 1780 with a full cast of cavalry, redcoats and naval gunners.
- Immediately, they were surrounded by redcoats.
- The buccaneer fought the King's soldiers for many a year until a large force of redcoats stormed his redoubt.
- The redcoats stomped over the threshold, muskets out threateningly.
- The redcoats fell as they ran, musket fire and cannon booms sweeping out the men successfully.
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- But there are still redcoats organising singalongs and tea.
- ‘There's an element of Butlins redcoat to Jeremy,’ says Edwards.
- But ironically the family's decision to opt for Majorca the following year had nothing to do with the quality of the redcoats ' entertainment or even the shared toilet blocks.
- The redcoats organise loads of play activities and evening entertainment.
- At 16, Dunbar applied to become a Butlins redcoat but, instead, found a job as a part-time face-painter, working weekdays in the post office.
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