Broadsword To Danny Boy

The Fire Wire has an amusing list of Secret Service codenames for American presidents and their nearest and dearest. Naturally, I am disappointed that neither “Broadsword” nor “Danny Boy” has been used, these of course being the codenames spectacularly en-un-cia-ted by Richard Burton (for himself and the great Michael Hordern) in Where Eagles Dare (1968). Still, at least I now know to refer to Richard Milhous Nixon as “Searchlight” in future.

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