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Rushden Echo, 19th February 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins
A Rushden Soldier-Poet

Airy Pains

Our aeroplanes have caused them pains,
I don’t say in the head-
But I bet our bombs were strong enough
To get them out of bed.
Machines and men were of the best,
They flew like birds straight from the nest.
No doubt the Willies pulled long faces
When they heard of the bombs on the

submarine bases,
Of Langmore, Grahame White, and Samson,
I guess the Huns have already had some,
And I think, if they make an examination,
They will find a few holes in Ostend station.
No doubt the concussion removed a few
Also some guns and a few mine sweepers;
When having this tonic they never thought
That it would be Samson mixed with Porte.

Pte. E. J. Robinson, of Rushden,
H. Co., 4th Northants.

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