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Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967).  The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.  1918.

16. ‘Blighters’


THE House is crammed: tier beyond tier they grin 
And cackle at the Show, while prancing ranks 
Of harlots shrill the chorus, drunk with din; 
‘We’re sure the Kaiser loves our dear old Tanks!’ 
  
I’d like to see a Tank come down the stalls,         5
Lurching to rag-time tunes, or ‘Home, sweet Home’, 
And there’d be no more jokes in Music-halls 
To mock the riddled corpses round Bapaume. 


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