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The germans are beaten as 
they never were before 
They know it and they say Oh! 
Why did he start "War".
               ---------------
In England, France, and Italy. 
In Yanky-land as well 
There will be far more glad eyes 
than Kaiser-bill can tell. 
                ---------------
Of course there'l be some sad eyes 
there always is at "War" 
Waiting the return of their dear ones 
who's not lost but gone before 
                ---------------
And those who's homes are broken 
and are too old to work. 
Let us bring to them some sun-shine 
for all that we are worth
                ---------------
We'l give them the best of good things 
and look to them in their age 
For in this world's war book 
Theirs is the sadess page
                ---------------
Then the young and helpless children to 
we cannot forget them 
They who have lost their dads you know 
Some of our best fighting men 
                ---------------
I'm pening this as I look from 
Malta's rocky shore 
Our dear ones in blighty will 
soon see us roll home once more 
                ---------------
And we'll give them herty cheers as 
up the street we go 
And shout "Are we down-hearted" 
No But kaiser bill is you know

By Pte Herbert Wm Hill
1st G.B. N.Fus
19-10-18

[Abbreviations: Pte = Private;  G.B. N.Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]
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The germans are beaten as 
they never were before 
They know it and they say Oh! 
Why did he start "War".
               ---------------
In England, France, and Italy. 
In Yanky-land as well 
There will be far more glad eyes 
than Kaiser-bill can tell. 
                ---------------
Of course there'l be some sad eyes 
there always is at "War" 
Waiting the return of their dear ones 
who's not lost but gone before 
                ---------------
And those who's homes are broken 
and are too old to work. 
Let us bring to them some sun-shine 
for all that we are worth
                ---------------
We'l give them the best of good things 
and look to them in their age 
For in this world's war book 
Theirs is the sadess page
                ---------------
Then the young and helpless children to 
we cannot forget them 
They who have lost their dads you know 
Some of our best fighting men 
                ---------------
I'm pening this as I look from 
Malta's rocky shore 
Our dear ones in blighty will 
soon see us roll home once more 
                ---------------
And we'll give them herty cheers as 
up the street we go 
And shout "Are we down-hearted" 
No But kaiser bill is you know

By Pte Herbert Wm Hill
1st G.B. N.Fus
19-10-18

[Abbreviations: Pte = Private;  G.B. N.Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]

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  • November 8, 2016 08:39:58 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The germans are beaten as 
    they never were before 
    They know it and they say Oh! 
    Why did he start "War".
                   ---------------
    In England, France, and Italy. 
    In Yanky-land as well 
    There will be far more glad eyes 
    than Kaiser-bill can tell. 
                    ---------------
    Of course there'l be some sad eyes 
    there always is at "War" 
    Waiting the return of their dear ones 
    who's not lost but gone before 
                    ---------------
    And those who's homes are broken 
    and are too old to work. 
    Let us bring to them some sun-shine 
    for all that we are worth
                    ---------------
    We'l give them the best of good things 
    and look to them in their age 
    For in this world's war book 
    Theirs is the sadess page
                    ---------------
    Then the young and helpless children to 
    we cannot forget them 
    They who have lost their dads you know 
    Some of our best fighting men 
                    ---------------
    I'm pening this as I look from 
    Malta's rocky shore 
    Our dear ones in blighty will 
    soon see us roll home once more 
                    ---------------
    And we'll give them herty cheers as 
    up the street we go 
    And shout "Are we down-hearted" 
    No But kaiser bill is you know

    By Pte Herbert Wm Hill
    1st G.B. N.Fus
    19-10-18

    [Abbreviations: Pte = Private;  G.B. N.Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]
  • November 8, 2016 08:30:59 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The germans are beaten as 
    they never were before 
    They know it and they say Oh! 
    Why did he start "War".
                   ---------------
    In England, France, and Italy. 
    In Yanky-land as well 
    There will be far more glad eyes 
    than Kaiser-bill can tell. 
                    ---------------
    Of course there'l be some sad eyes 
    there always is at "War" 
    Waiting the return of their dear ones 
    who's not lost but gone before 
                    ---------------
    And those who's homes are broken 
    and are too old to work. 
    Let us bring to them some sun-shine 
    for all that we are worth
                    ---------------
    We'l give them the best of good things 
    and look to them in their age 
    For in this world's war book 
    Theirs is the sadess page
                    ---------------


  • November 8, 2016 08:27:18 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The germans are beaten as 
    they never were before 
    They know it and they say Oh! 
    Why did he start "War".
                   ---------------
    In England, France, and Italy. 
    In Yanky-land as well 
    There will be far more glad eyes 
    than Kaiser-bill can tell. 
                    ---------------
    Of course there'l be some sad eyes 
    there always is at "War" 
    Waiting the return of their dear ones 
    who's not lost but gone before 
                    ---------------


  • November 8, 2016 08:22:36 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The germans are beaten as 
    they were never were before 
    They know it and they say Oh! 
    Why did he start "War".
                   ---------------


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Contributor
Alice Kershaw
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