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The Sledgehammer and the Scalpel: Hamburg 1943 and Amiens 1944

Introduction The Germans achieved a stupendous military victory in the summer of 1940 leaving Britain isolated behind the English Channel, which acted as a ‘moat’. It quickly became apparent the Germans couldn’t invade Britain and vice versa. A military impasse … Continue reading

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The Cursed German born 11th November 1918 (3)

How blessed am I, born in 1945 In Germany, a land of social justice A land of peace and law- abiding people A land without hurricanes, without volcanoes A land without child soldiers, without revolution. How blessed am I, born … Continue reading

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Futility

French fields, frenetic Absurd political inanity Trenches dug ever more… Towards, ‘The Line’ Paling boards holding back mud Latrines, where some cried Some prayed, each afraid Never to see home again. Now in hell where serendipity ruled Next to comrades … Continue reading

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In God We Trust

His fingers, strong and elegant like A concert pianist. Manicured nails Sculpted beautifully. Suiting hours spent On the keyboard; playing a tune of death- ‘Danse Macabre’ maybe- A tune without a score. His baton a mouse His orchestra, a single … Continue reading

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