Waltham church xmas 1943

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Waltham church xmas 1943
Waltham church xmas eve 1943

Description

Poem describing loss of crew who crashed in fog on return from operation now lying in the medical centre on Christmas eve.

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One-page printed document

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Transcription

WALTHAM CHURCH XMAS 1943

Happy Christmas!
The happiness ends

WALTHAM CHURCH XMAS EVE 1943

Happy Christmas!
But here on Waltham Drome
Happiness ends
Hard to believe
On Christmas night
Our a/c returning from Berlin
Our aircrew almost home
On Xmas night
Are lying dead
In Medical Flight
The Medical Officer
Reflects
All these young lives
And I couldn’t save one

Citation

“Waltham church xmas 1943,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39791.

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