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Composed by 6466 Sergeant William Eddleston – 10th/Loyal North Lancs.

Picture the Airships as they fly in the sky,

And hear the shot and shell as they come whistling by;

Picture the bed of straw that is laid on the floor,

And the old sack that does for a door.


Picture the Soldier that’s sitting in there,

On an old soap box that does for a chair;

Look at the pictures that hang all around

In that little dug-out deep in the ground.


Picture the Sergeant that’s looking up the roll,

The men for duty at a moment’s call;

Picture him as he sits all alone

Thinking the while of his loved ones at home.


Picture the sentry on duty in the trench,

Thinking of his parents and his beautiful wench;

Whilst all you Slackers stay at home

A disgrace to your Country you have shown.


Now all young Britons, come, answer the call,

Whether you live, or whether you fall;

Take a free trip whilst you have the chance,

To see your poor humble, somewhere in France.


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  1. […] William penned a poem, the date is unknown but most likely during the months he was in the trenches. The poem: Somewhere in France. […]

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