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First Line: There are four officers, this message says
Last Line: Find mr. Wrestman.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A Colonel:
THERE are four officers, this message says,
Lying all dead at Mesnil.
One shell pitched clean amongst'em at the foot
Of Jacob's Ladder. They're all Sussex men.
I fear poor Flood and Warne were of that party.
And the Brigade wants them identified ...

A Mind:
Now God befriend me,
The next word not send me
To view those ravished trunks
And hips and blackened hunks.

A Colonel:
No, not you, Bunny, you've just now come down.
I've something else for you.
Orderly!
(Sir!)
Find Mr. Wrestman.





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