BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

21 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
You are browsing in:

Archive List > Poetry

Stories categorised in 'Poetry'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

More stories

Food

I remember walking from Earl Shilton to Hinckley to the stores with rationing books for sausages. For the...

Brief Encounter Circa 1941 by Alma Clarke

This poem was written by my aunt, Alma Clarke....

The Air Raid Warden

I'm Robinson the Warden and I'm on patrol tonight. With his gas mask slung about him and his tin...

The Darkest Years

"Spanish Wood" was all the rage... Or a ball-bearing scooter made of wood....

Photo Gallery
Poetry Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Poem entitled 'Remember Me'

So off we went with heads held high, To foreign lands across the sea, our aim to keep our country free....

War poems

Can you recall when we first met With hope and dreams we strove to get Bombed out of London Town, so what...

Poem " Changing Times"

These things we all were used to, nothing worn for style A patch in the back of your trousers, you could...

Poem entitled Our Island Home

Ancient Britons in skins and woad, Amongst whose ranks the chieftains strode, Faced the enemy from the sea,...

Lost Poem Brings Back Memories

Sitting at the fireside bright, Listening to the news each night, I think, on hearing of things afar, We...

Poem 'The Dawn Patrol' by George Smith

When raising up into the blue, The leader gave a smile, It's followed in close pursuit, His patrol in...

Retreat to Dunkirk: A Poem

And I, a British soldier standing there, Am helpless but to offer up a plea, And can with horror simply...

Poem 'Under the Libran Sun' by George Smith

If she'd been the girl she should have He would have been raising a son, Instead he's kicking up...

A Toddlers Tale

Then bed for me was a ragbag Tucked safely under the stairs. But if I was allowed out at night, On a...

The Evacuee: A Poem

THE EVACUEE by Arthur E. King....

Vicky's Story

It was work as usual doing my job as a secretary at the local cinema, leaving my mother to care for my...

Poem by Bob Freeman

The Mickey Mouse gas mask gave us a laugh, Eggs were in tins — that seemed pretty daft; Condensed...

VE Day Remembered Sixty Years On

I was just a twinkle in my mother's eye, when Churchill made his victory speech in May 45’, one...

The Battle of Monte Casino

The evil that corrupts this land, is plain to see at every hand, films that doth afflict the mind, of young...

'To the British Soldier'

He was just an ordinary 'Tommy' Just one of a nameless throng He was the chap who did the fighting...

Not What They Seemicon for Story with photo

****** We see birds of paradise and strutting peacocks gay, orchids, and such things as trees with lights...

Thoughts of Scarborough (from Canada 1942)

Are there bacon and eggs for tea, Mum. Set the table now for tea Mum, Light the lamp and mash the tea,...

'Dunkirk - a Tribute' A Poem by George Smith

The memories of Dunkirk, on that infamous beach, When the small boats of mercy seemed out of our reach, The...

Commander Travis

'A typist, an indexer and finally a marker of de-coded naval Enigma signals, working in Block A -...

Sunnny days and cowslips

It wasn`t such a sunny day when first we trundled onto the train, To where I did not know, Swaying,rolling...

Sadness

The evil that corrupts this land, is plain to see at every hand, films that doth afflict the mind, of young...

Poem - Invasion

No sound was heard on that cold grey morn When the life of France was once more born No bugler played his...

Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy