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Postby phillies » Sat May 12, 2018 9:30 pm

Marshal Neigh. What a quaint name. :D
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Postby Kona » Mon May 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Made me look. Google only returns a horse that ran in the early 2000's, nothing that relates to the 1920's. Paul likes to throw in obscure references, and I apparently didn't get this one.
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Postby Pastor_Mac » Mon May 14, 2018 5:37 pm

It's Marshall Ney, as in Marshal Michel Ney, one of Napoleon's more brilliant senior military officers. Caught up in the retribution post-Napoleon and shot for treason against France. Supposedly an English officer desecrated Ney's corpse afterwards. See https://www.thoughtco.com/napoleonic-wa ... ey-2360142 "Fire" Marshall/Firing Squad plus "Treason"/collaborating w/ Englishmen. A stretch, I know, but not beyond our intrepid Paul.
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Postby Kona » Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Ah Hah! That's what I love about this site and this community; I learn new stuff all the time. It's obvious that Captain Everett got the historical reference; I suppose the detectives weren't as formally educated, or they should have been at least a little skeptical of Pierre's cover name. But now that I think of it, "Marshal Neigh" is a pretty clever name for a horse.
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