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Maurice Hewlett - A Ballad of The Gloster & The Goeben -  - KHS0068115
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A Ballad of The Gloster & The Goeben

Maurice Hewlett

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Description for A Ballad of The Gloster & The Goeben Broadside. "Four Page Poetry Broadside. 19 x 28 cm. Published in London by The Poetry Bookshop. Contains 6 black, white and blue illustrations of the World War One pursuit of two German ships; the Goeben and the Breslau, by the Gloster. The German ships evaded the British fleet and arrived in Constantinople, where the Goeben was made flagship of the Ottoman navy. In the words of Winston Churchill, they brought more slaughter, more misery and more ruin than has ever before been borne within the compass of a ship. The poem ends Now God bless all our seamen/Who keep the English seas,/And send them equal fortune,/With worthier foes than these!". Four Page Poetry Broadside. 19 x 28 cm. Published in London by The Poetry Bookshop. Contains 6 black, white and blue illustrations of the World War One pursuit of two German ships; the Goeben and the Breslau, by the Gloster. The German ships evaded the British fleet and arrived in Constantinople, where the Goeben was made flagship of the Ottoman navy. In the words of Winston Churchill, they brought "more slaughter, more misery and more ruin than has ever before been borne within the compass of a ship." The poem ends "Now God bless all our seamen/Who keep the English seas,/And send them equal fortune,/With worthier foes than these!

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