Waltham church Christmas 1943

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Waltham church Christmas 1943

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Poem describing loss of crew who crashed in fog on return from operation and WAAF who lost a diamond from a ring. Hope that crews did not die for nothing.

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One-page printed document

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WALTHAM CHURCH
CHRISTMAS 1943

Happy Christmas!
We call to our friends
Then happiness ends

Hard to believe
On Christmas Eve
Flying home
My Waltham friends
Burned to death trying to land on fogbound drome

Waltham Church
On Christmas Eve
From the service
No solace . . .
Nothing . . .

But a thing . . .
Vera had lost
A diamond from her ring
With flickering torch
On our bended knees
Through the sermon we search
Searching,
Finding,
Nothing . . .

If we search through life
Will we find why
Our nation's youth
Had to suffer and die?

Please God we will find
They died
For
Nothing . . .

Citation

“Waltham church Christmas 1943,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39790.

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