The phrase book also supplies this bizarre exchange:
'There is a man overboard.'
'Lower the boat.'
'A shark has swallowed him.'
Mr Galey offers in addition an item from the Short Vocabulary issued by the Stationery Office in 1915 for the use of British troops in France: 'Guide me to X. Take care: take the shortest road, and if you lead me wrong you will be shot.'Reuse content