Monday, December 21, 2009

Camel Corps Christmas


Something you've never had before!
A Christmas card from the First World War!
A Christmas card from the Camel Corps!
Happy Christmas!
This was a rabble of a brigade
Of Australian soldiers who made the grade
By being the toughest ever made!
Happy Christmas.
Chosen because they were rough and wild,
Easily roused and easily riled
(All the others were meek and mild)!
Happy Christmas!
The British were always on their guard
When the C.C. approached their barrack-yard,
Because controlling them was hard!
Happy Christmas!
Once they went in for a kill,
But found their hand-grenades were nil
So they just rolled boulders down the hill!
Happy Christmas!
It happened so very long ago,
But I thought I'd cut-out bells and snow
And send you a Camel Corps 'Hello!'
Happy Christmas!


A much more poignant look at the same history:

See tomorrow's blog for the low-down on Santa!


Carlos Gesmundo said...

Brenda -- Interesting way of making Christmas more interesting -- a history lesson!

By the way, I liked the piece "Dare to Imagine". I'm sensing a kindred spirit -- another Lennonist!



Eva Gallant said...

Great verse and photos! What a treat!