English Nurses with Americans in France, item 23

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            (with apologies to 

                           Kipling)

                 If

If you love "checks" - + hay - + lumps

That make you wonder if your bed has HOM

If you can rise each morn- + smile

And to the mess-hut walk a mile

If you can be just sweet + kind

When bread is short -+  bacon!!! just the rind

But be content with a cup of tea

"Scrounged" with much gusto by the orderly

If you love rice all sticky + ale wet-

And  ...  yourself with pleasure 'neath a  ... 

If you can wash when all around are ... 

And your one time with their splashes  ..soaking. 

If you can hear the whistle blow

Say not a word, but burn + go

If can say a cheeful "Here"

While a spiteful wasp just stings your ear

If you can march as "square form ... 

Year in- year out - without 

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            (with apologies to 

                           Kipling)

                 If

If you love "checks" - + hay - + lumps

That make you wonder if your bed has HOM

If you can rise each morn- + smile

And to the mess-hut walk a mile

If you can be just sweet + kind

When bread is short -+  bacon!!! just the rind

But be content with a cup of tea

"Scrounged" with much gusto by the orderly

If you love rice all sticky + ale wet-

And  ...  yourself with pleasure 'neath a  ... 

If you can wash when all around are ... 

And your one time with their splashes  ..soaking. 

If you can hear the whistle blow

Say not a word, but burn + go

If can say a cheeful "Here"

While a spiteful wasp just stings your ear

If you can march as "square form ... 

Year in- year out - without 


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  • April 11, 2018 17:37:28 Annick Rodriguez

                (with apologies to 

                               Kipling)

                     If

    If you love "checks" - + hay - + lumps

    That make you wonder if your bed has HOM

    If you can rise each morn- + smile

    And to the mess-hut walk a mile

    If you can be just sweet + kind

    When bread is short -+  bacon!!! just the rind

    But be content with a cup of tea

    "Scrounged" with much gusto by the orderly

    If you love rice all sticky + ale wet-

    And  ...  yourself with pleasure 'neath a  ... 

    If you can wash when all around are ... 

    And your one time with their splashes  ..soaking. 

    If you can hear the whistle blow

    Say not a word, but burn + go

    If can say a cheeful "Here"

    While a spiteful wasp just stings your ear

    If you can march as "square form ... 

    Year in- year out - without 


  • April 11, 2018 17:30:07 Annick Rodriguez

                (with apologies to 

                               Kipling)

                     If

    If you love "checks" - + hay - + lumps

    That make you wonder if your bed has HOM

    If you can rise each morn- + smile

    And to the mess-hut walk a mile

    If you can be just sweet + kind



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    Bourges

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  • Story location Bourges


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Source
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Contributor
John Rex Coller
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  • English

  • Western Front

  • Women



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