Monday, December 21, 2009

Camel Corps Christmas




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!
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This was a rabble of a brigade
Of Australian soldiers who made the grade
By being the toughest ever made!
Happy Christmas.
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Chosen because they were rough and wild,
Easily roused and easily riled
(All the others were meek and mild)!
Happy Christmas!
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The British were always on their guard
When the C.C. approached their barrack-yard,
Because controlling them was hard!
Happy Christmas!
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Once they went in for a kill,
But found their hand-grenades were nil
So they just rolled boulders down the hill!
Happy Christmas!
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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!
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A much more poignant look at the same history:
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/01/274pilgrimage.html

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

2 comments:

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!

Regards,

Carlos

Eva Gallant said...

Great verse and photos! What a treat!