Wednesday, November 12, 2008

90 years on, the Great War is passing from living memory to the realm of history. Lest we forget




For the Fallenby Laurence Binyon
Originally published in The Times on 21 September 1914. —


They went with songs to the battle,

they were young,Straight of limb,

true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.