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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- 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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- Hugh S. Calverley Collection
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- Sybil Rampen
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