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THE SEA OF JELLICOE

We are. indebted to the ‘ Natal News Letter,’ published on board H.M.S. Natal, now with the Grand Fleet keeping watch in the North Sea, for the following rollicking lines dealing with the, position at sea. fine only has to glance at the ‘ News Letter,’ as breezy as Jack himself, to realise, the splendid spirit with which our men rise superior to the drab monotony of their ceaseless vigil. Here’s the poem ; PVaps the Kaiser is in trouble, Since your “ red light ” he has seen— Finds his navy is a bubble, Getting pricked by submarine: Or, maybe, bis ships are rusting— All their bottoms dropping out; Have his boilers been a-busting, Blowing nasty Germs about ? Kaiser William (’tis my notion) Thinks his charts are wrong, and so Finds where once 'twas German Ocean Now is Sea of Jellicoe. This is it, sir, to the letter, Kaiser doesn’t know the time, He has dropped—ah i Donnewetter! Dropped his damn watch in the Rhine ! —R. Houghton,

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THE SEA OF JELLICOE, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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THE SEA OF JELLICOE Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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