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Indian WWII Dinner Brochure Menu,  A Firpo Ltd, Calcutta

Indian WWII Dinner Brochure Menu, A Firpo Ltd, Calcutta

  • 1944
  • D Newsome
  • 12 x 8 inches (30 x 20 cm)
  • Brochure
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  • Photo shows cover and inside of menu including WWII war poem London Under Bombardment by Greta Briggs

    I WHO am known as London, have faced stern times before,
    Having fought and ruled and traded for a thousand years and more;
    I knew the Roman legions and the harsh-voiced Danish hordes;
    heard the Saxon revels, saw blood on the Norman swords.
    But, though I am scarred by battle, my grim defenders vow
    Never was I so stately nor so well-beloved as now.
    The lights that burn and glitter in the exile's lonely dream,
    The lights of Piccadilly, and those that used to gleam
    Down Regent Street and Kingsway may now no longer shine,
    But other lights keep burning, and their splendour, too, is mine,
    Seen in the work-worn faces and glimpsed in the steadfast eyes
    When little homes lie 'broken and death descends from the skies.
    The bombs have shattered my churches, have torn my streets apart,
    But they have not bent my spirit and they shall not break my heart.
    For my people's faith and courage are lights of London town
    Which still would shine in legends though my last broad bridge were down.
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