The Troop-Train


The Troop-Train was published in Brittain's collection, Verses of a V.A.D. in 1918.
The Troop-Train
Canadian officer being loaded onto Troop Train, 1914-20
(France, 1917)

As we came down from Amiens,
And they went up the line,
They waved their careless hands to us,
And cheered the Red Cross sign.
And often I have wondered since,
Repicturing that train,
How many of those laughing souls
Came down the line again.

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