German troops christened the British troops Tommies. It was a respectful even a fond title for their enemy. They killed many thousands (as the British did to Fritz) and they are still in neat rows in Flanders fields. The name remains and is accepted by the British Army.
The Menin Road
The Menin Road in Flanders was important because it was higher than the surrounding countryside and gave a vantage point to the occupants. It was fought over and changed hands many times. One hundred years later it is still easy to find a soldier's equipment such as belt buckles and bayonets. The soldiers have disappeared however.