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An Army Alphabet, Subaltern's Amusing Lines to "Cheer us up"
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The following lines were written at the front by a subaltern of “C” Company, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers and were published in t he 1st Divisional Routine Orders – “to cheer us up,” says one letter home –

A is our Army, which with impunity Bill said he’d smash at his first opportunity.

B is the Base, which is called St. Nazaire, no longer the home of the gallant and fair.

C is the Charge of the Scottish of London, from the papers, you’d argue they only had done one.

D is De Wet, who thought it was wiser to break his allegiance and follow the

E is the End of this horrible war, it will probably last for a century more.

F are the Flares which never seem lacking, Sent up by the Germans to see who’s attacking.

G are the Germans, a race much maligned, a more peace-loving people you hardly can find.

H are the Huns, their nearest of kin, a pastoral people they are said to have been.

I am the writer, a perfect nonentity, that is the reason I hide my Identity.


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Item Type
Clippings
Description
This clipping was written at the front by a subaltern of "C" Company, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers and were published in the 1st Divisional Routine Orders.
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Local identifier
SR_WWISB_0008d
Collection
Hugh S. Calverley Collection
Language of Item
English
Donor
Sybil Rampen
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd.

Oakville, ON

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An Army Alphabet, Subaltern's Amusing Lines to "Cheer us up"


This clipping was written at the front by a subaltern of "C" Company, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers and were published in the 1st Divisional Routine Orders.