Submissions Tagged 'War'

The old phonograph played Stars and Stripes as we schoolchildren marched out to Air Raid Drill. Nobody thought for one serious moment that the Japanese would invade the Queensland coast but Mr. Bytheway, our headmaster, had his instructions from the Department of Education and so march we did, to John Sousa, the flutes all a-twiddle. It all seemed very cheerful, appropriate too, since Queensland was by then teeming with American servicemen.

Inside the raw red earth trenches we were instructed about keeping our heads down. It was all a great giggle. In the rainy season Read more

Consolation
Sunday best on today. Harris Tweed jacket and regimental tie. No major projects today. A day of rest my Mam always called it. My usual walk up to the churchyard. Fresh flowers for my Wynne. A nice bit of sunshine. A touch too warm for the tweed, but I’ll not let it show. It’s all T-shirts these days. Not even tucked in. You just can’t carry yourself properly like that.
We always went for a walk on a Sunday. The park usually. Wynne liked to feed the Read more

 
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