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Billy the Bus BS: Gung Ho. Where did it come from? (23) RE: BS: Gung Ho. Where did it come from? 22 May 04


G'day Shambles - et al.

The term Gung Ho was, I understand, coined in China (ca1929), by a bloke called Rewi Alley - a Kiwi. Rewi was a BIG man, with a GENTLE mind and voice. I went though school with his nephew, and back in the 1950's Rewi chnaged my life with his gentle hour-long talk to 1,200 kids about his life in China over the previous couple of decades - including WWII.

Anyway... if anyone wants to check out Rewi....

Optomistic Rewi Is the best site I could find about the bloke.

Co-op Rewi is the best I found on the history of Gung Ho Co-operative

Cheers - Sam


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