Bomber Command Memorial unveiled Today

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  1. michaelmaltby

    michaelmaltby Well-Known Member

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    Glad it has been done. :salute:
     
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    Great news, the controversy over the bombings should have nothing whatever to do with the bravery, dedication, or the air crews
     

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    Agreed, and it is long overdue.
     
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    Sure is, but better late than never... :salute:
     
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    Far to long overdue much to the shame of this country.
    So pleased those brave guys are honoured at last
     
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    That's aawesome!

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    Bomber Command by J.M. Milne (57 Sqn)

    A long cold night, a star filled sky,

    A blacked out world below.

    The grim faced crew on faith rely

    They'll live to see tomorrow.

    The searchlights sweep, the hell sent flak,

    A thousand shards of steel.

    But on they press their bold attack

    And hide the fear they feel


    For near six years, night after night

    Squadron after Squadron

    Shattered the dream of Nazi might,

    Its power a sham illusion

    They shared a duty, fate and fear

    That forged uncommon pride

    And paid a price in lives so dear,

    More than fifty thousand died.
     
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    #10 A4K, Jul 2, 2012
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    Great poem but disagree the Third reichs power was a 'sham illusion'...
     
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