The Great War

from Lest We Forget, an electronic edition

The Bulwarks.

[The splendid spirt of gallantry and devotion which animates the officers and men of his Majesty's forces. -- Sir John French.]

What though, with sullen roar,

The raging billows beat,

Against the everlasting shore,

Where strength and patience meet?

At last the mad assault is o'er

And broken waves retreat.

So swells the Teuton wave,

Against the British strand --

And so, indomitably brave,

The British legions stand,

While disappointed despots rave

To see her living bulwarks save

The threatened Motherland.

Notes

[The splendid spirt of gallantry and devotion which animates the officers and men of his Majesty's forces. -- Sir John French.]