Remembrance Sunday/A meditation
|Remembrance Sunday/A meditation
|No Man's Land
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An Eric Bogle song - a lyrical meditation if you will - that evokes the realities of war more honestly than the official ceremonies with their obfuscating leitmotif of restrained pomp and militarism - sung appropriately here in both English and German
Well how do you do, Private Willy McBride,
And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
The sun's shining down on these green fields of France;
And I can't help but wonder, no Willie McBride,
Relevant external links
|Document:Why I wear a white poppy
|9 November 2018
|A summary of the reasons why the author wears a white poppy during the UK Remembrance Day commemoration.