Submariners Poetry

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  1. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    The Submariners Association has put together a book of poetry, " Voices from the Deep." Mostly written by British Submariners, although there are a few Australian and American additions.

    They date from 1901 until more recent times.

    Books are £6.50 including post and package, for greater number, or overseas, you will have to email the man to get a price.

    Rather than put full personal details on the website please PM me and I will give you contact details.

    I'm still picking through my copy and enjoying it.

    If anyone is going to the Military themed fete at Highcliffe in Dorset on Saturday 4th June 2011 Dorset Branch will be selling them at a slightly lower price with no post and pack to pay for.
     
  2. Does our very own Uncle Albert feature ?.
     
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Indeed he does
     
  4. April 1951 and the tragic loss of HMS Affray off Alderney. I remember well competing in my local SCC unit for the Tugman trophy for best overall cadet. Robin Tugman was on the Affray. During the search an anonymous person on one of the searching ships penned the poem below.

    75 souls are now in prayer
    With words not heard in any church
    Of alternative hope and then despair
    Thoughts of sweethearts and of wives
    Who cry and know not restful sleep
    For thinking of those feared lost lives
    In lie in waters enclosed in deep
    Give to them my god I pray
    Swift rescue and the light of day
    Not my will but thine be done
    Hear us cry the battle's won
    Perhaps such is not your will at all
    But on their sins please do not frown
    And when your bosun sounds the call
    Give your blessing to their last pipe down
     

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