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D. Day. Respects.

Pierre Le Chapeau 05 Jun 09 - 07:11 PM
Leadfingers 05 Jun 09 - 08:11 PM
RTim 05 Jun 09 - 08:16 PM
RTim 05 Jun 09 - 08:18 PM
Paco Rabanne 06 Jun 09 - 04:04 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 06 Jun 09 - 06:36 AM
Ref 06 Jun 09 - 07:34 AM
Leadfingers 06 Jun 09 - 07:39 AM
Janet Elizabeth 14 Aug 13 - 10:13 AM
dick greenhaus 14 Aug 13 - 09:11 PM
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Subject: D. Day. Respects.
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 07:11 PM

For Jim Radford.

I got the news that the war had began.
Straight to the Army Base ,Didi I run.
All the People in my own town
Were running up and a running around.

Singing so long been good to know yer,
So long ,been good to know yer,
So long been good to know yer,
Mighty big war which has goto be won.
'we will get back together..... again.
Chorus

There were crowds of people at the railway station.
Lots of noise and lots of commotion,
Then the Engineer "Rang his Bell"
And I hugged all the women and kissed all the Girls.

Chorus.

So they took me away and I learned how to fight.
Nazis in day light Mosquotoes at night .
Got me orders to cross the Blue sea.
So I waved goodbye to the Girls I could see....We Sang.
Chorus.
So they landed me on some foreign shore.


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:11 PM

MacColl's Second Front Song as well as D-Day Dodgers are in the D T
if you intended this as a thread for 'Invasion' songs PlC .


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: RTim
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:16 PM

My son - Mikey Radford, was injured on Omaha Beach - Cut his foot badly on a broken bottle aged 3 years....

Tim Radford (who knows that this is a joke in slightly bad taste)


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: RTim
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:18 PM

I should add that my Dad was in North Africa at the time of D-Day, but he didn't miss much else!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 04:04 AM

Three cheers for all those took part. BOLLLOCKS to MacColl who deserted when his country needed him!


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 06:36 AM

Jim Radford is 88 years of age and a member of our folkclub. Folk mob in Eltham.UK
It is more then likely that Jim Radford was the youngest person to take part in and to watch unfold the D.Day landings.

He was a 15 year old galley boy on the Deep sea Rescue Tug Empire Larch which played a major role in the salvage of Merchant vessels and Navy ships hit or damaged or sinking due to enemy action during the landings. He saw first hand the horror s of War at a very early age.

In later years Jim was a active peace campaigner. and still attends peace and anti war rallies to this day. Over his later years he has learned and memorized over 500 Sea Shanties.


To answer Lead Fingers question above this thread is for any 2nd world war song or shanties that folk may want to contribute.
Kind regards to all
Pierre.


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Ref
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:34 AM

"The Flowers Of Saskatchewan" David Francey. Granted, it's about Dieppe, but still a fine remembrance. Let's not devolve this into a pro-war versus anti-war thread. Let's just agree that wars are terrible and go from there. I've never heard an actual D-Day song. Perhaps none who survived it can find any music in the memory.


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:39 AM

Thanks for the Clarification P l C - One of the better songs for both world wars is All The Fine Young Men
from Eric Bogle


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: Janet Elizabeth
Date: 14 Aug 13 - 10:13 AM

I've come here because I am looking for the song about the Rescue Tugs, I think it's called The Tatty Mob or (D1243?) and there is an oft-appearing line:

The Bustler and the Growler, Jaunty and Tenacity ...

I know who sang it (with great passion, and probably wrote it) but I don't know his name.

( Someone else cares too, as a web search yielded http://uboat.net/allies/warships/types.html?type=Rescue+Tug )


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Subject: RE: D. Day. Respects.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Aug 13 - 09:11 PM

For WWII, try Normandy Orchards.
Or look for @WWII in the DigitAL tRADITION.


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