The Poets & The War XIV
By Humbert Wolfe.
The War Illustrated, Volume 1, No. 18, Page 576, January 5, 1940.
I thought of the concentration camps and the tortured men,
and, as I began to dream of vengeance and dark reprisal,
of the shocking retort that, being denied by life, denies all,
a voice whispered deep in my heart, "Have they triumphed again?"
– The Observer
I have a weapon, he said, that none shall use
As we shall use it, unmoved by mercy or ruth;
Be ours the devices of darkness that blind and bemuse -
Let us make war on Truth.
Mangle their bodies
Should a bomb drop upon my Civil head
It kills no Soldier. Why then, let it chance!
At least I'll smile to think, when I am dead,
It might have killed ten men "somewhere in France".
I should tak