Green Fields I
Well, how do you do, Private William McBride,
Do you mind if I sit down here by your graveside?
And rest for awhile in the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done.
And I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
Well, I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?
Did they beat the drum slowly, did the play the pipes lowly?
Did the rifles fir o'er you as they lowered you down?
Did the bugles sound The Last Post in chorus?
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest?
( 1. Strophe aus Green Fields of France von Eric Bogle )
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Wir sind gespannt auf eure Meinung.
OLD No13 24. Januar 2014, 8:31
Well done , Stars spangled banner - These Colors Don´t Run
In 2014, the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will be commemorated by many Allied Heads of State and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world from June through till the end of August.The majority of Allied troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. Allied Troops from many other countries participated in D-Day June 6,1944 and the Battle of Normandy, in all the different armed services: Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.
We will remember them.
La bataille de Normandie commence par le débarquement de 150 000 soldats alliés le 6 juin 1944 en Normandie.Elle se termine le 21 août 1944, 2 millions de soldats alliés ayant réussi à débarquer en Normandie. Ils font fasse à environ 400 000 soldats allemands.