Requesting stories, poems and quotes

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  1. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    right, a friend's mum's having a party to celebrate the 60th anniversairy of the end of WWII, and they've asked me to help find any short-ish stories, poems or quotes related to WWII that are very emotional and moving, any help would be gladly recieved, thanks!
     
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    Why not just pinch some of the ones already here... ;)
     
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    because most of them are about pilot's kills :lol: not really what she's looking for.........
     
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    Do you mean emotional boo hoo , ha ha or thats the spirit
     
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    uplifting stories mainly, a bit of "boo hoo" and a bit of "that's the spirit" would go down nicely too, i've started to collect peoms already.....
     
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    I've posted these before but here ya go Lanc....

    Oh, Hedy Lamarr is a beautiful gal,
    And Madeleine Carrol is too.
    But you'll find, if you query,
    a different theory
    amoungst any bomber crew.
    For the loveliest thing
    of which one could sing
    this side of the Heavenly Gates,
    is no blonde or brunette
    of the Hollywood set,
    but an escort of P-38s.

    Yes, in days that have passed,
    when the tables were massed
    With glasses of scotch or champagne,
    It's quite true that the sight
    was a thing to delight us,
    Intent upon feeling no pain.
    But no longer the same,
    nowadays, in this game,
    When we head north
    from Messlina Straights,
    Take the sparkling wine--every time
    just make this mine
    An escort of P-38s.

    Byron, Shelley, and Keats
    ran a dozen dead heats
    Describing the view from the hills,
    Of the valleys in May
    When the winds gently sway
    An army of bright daffodils.
    Take the daffodils
    Byron--the wild flowers, Shelley--
    Yours in the myrtle, Friend Keats;
    Just reserve me those cuties
    --American Beauties--
    An escort of P-38s

    Sure, we're braver than hell,
    on the ground all is swell,
    in the air it's a different story.
    We sweat out our track,
    through the fighters and flak,
    we're willing to split up the glory.
    Well they wouldn't reject us,
    so Heaven protect us,
    and until all the shooting abates,
    give us courage to fight 'em,
    and one other small item,
    An Escort of P-38s!

    _____________________________________________________________

    Don't give me a P-39 with an engine that's mounted behind
    It will tumble and roll and dig a big hole
    Don't give me a P-39.

    Don't give me a P-38 with props that counter-rotate
    They'll loop, roll and spin but they'll soon auger in
    Don't give me a P-38!

    Don't give me an old Thunderbolt. It gave many pilots a jolt
    It looks like a jug and it flies like a tug
    Don't give me an old Thunderbolt!

    Don't give me a Peter Four Oh, a hell of an airplane, I know
    A ground loopin' bastard. You're sure to get plastered
    Don't give me a Peter Four Oh.

    Don't give me a P-51, it was all right for fighting the hun
    But with coolant tank dry. you'll run out of sky
    Don't give me a P-51.

    Don't give me a P-61, for night flying is no fun
    They say it's a lark. but I'm scared of the dark
    Don't give me a P-61.
     
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    thanks FB but remeber most of these poeple don't have a clue about planes :lol: so perhaps not so much plane related, i was thinking more of emotional stories......
     
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    How about my story that I wrote? ;) My parents were shedding a few tears after they read it.
     
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    i'd mach rather it was true :lol:
     
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    Oh right...well its there if you want it. 8)
     
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    I'll try to dig some up for you Lanc, I'm off today, going flying ;)
     
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    Im hoping to join the Air Cadets soon. Then I get to fly! Mwaha.
     
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    yeah but very little :lol:
     
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    Its still flying ;)
     
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    True tale.
    Antwerp middle of the V1 raids not long after its liberation.
    A group of service men (Soldiers and Sailors) where billeted in the attic of a three story house various explosions where going off in the distance then suddenly theres a tremendous crash and clouds of dust and smoke as a V1 lands not 50 yards away.
    There's cries of "Oh my god" and "is everybody OK?" as the dust and smoke cleared it became apparent that half the roof had been blown off and many nearby houses destroyed.
    There was a rustling and from beneath a plaster and roof tile covered army blanket a soldier stood up in his long Johns walked slowly over to where the roof once was looked out and exclaimed "BLOODY HELL, would you look at that!".
    His mates said anxiously "what is it Harry?, whats up? what can you see?" .
    The soldier replied dryly.."its bleeding pissing down out there".
    He then walked back to his blank shook off the dust and laid back down to finish his kip.
     
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    Montgomery too Churchill
    " I don't smoke, I don't drink and I'm 100% fit" .

    Churchill too Montgomery
    " I do smoke and I do drink and I'm 200% fit"
     
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    Two old hens to Winston Churchill - "Mr Churchill, you're drunk."

    Churchill to the old hens - "Yes I am, but you two are ugly. In the morning I shall be sober."
     
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