The Forgotten Men

The town was emptied
For the manoeuvre
The conscripts waited
For the order

The boats spread out
Across the bay
The big rehearsal
Had begun

Slapton Sands would be the venue
Testing guns and armour untried and new
Intelligence so sadly sparse
Until the German E-Boats showed their face
Torpedoes snaking through

So many dying
Floundering
Drowning
Burning
Crying
Screaming for their Mothers
And their lovers

The Forgotten Men
Became the spoiled war
Swept aside
Ignored for years
Until the files were revealed
The documents unsealed
How many innocents died that day
In that rehearsal for D-Day?

The Forgotten Men

Andrew Price

Stoke -on-Trent, United Kingdom

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I was touched by a book called ‘The Forgotten Dead’ by Ken Small. Read it!!!

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