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A FLEET ACTION

Strong raged the wintry gal", Boiling ;uiu heaving Ground-well, with blindxc hail. Spindrift- an-1 sleet. And an were leaving Britain in dread tiiat nijht We of the fleet. Dawn! the Allies a hear!. Far <;'er the eastward r-ji.-ad, tswingiua grey squadrons round, Talcing their ground 1 Out. <if the stormy dark. Straight at up, racing stark, Bern "out tit mighty terror, On came the D-.-ath. Hear! Oread Ahni'jhty. hear! The dying hail Thee Wo that' nr* past, all fear As are Thy dead ! God. Thou hast made us men— We shall not fail Thee : Save Thou our courtly, then— Take us. instead ' Christ's love shall understand Love for our Mother Land : Britain may rest unharmed When love 'is armed. Mine;, shells!, torpedoed, rammed, Burned, stilled/ drowned, damned, Lord God of Hosts, r.vcng-: us; God j-avo the State ! Blood splashing ove.-he.ad ! All drowned in lyim:. Torn and dismemh'- 'd dead. In the red he)! ! Flarno sweeps the reeling- deckScreams. <A the dy:u,Lashed from each blazing vsm, Gusts of iiy« she;! '. Onward in line ahead, Past dying ships and d»a«. See their doomed squadrons real Under our «-t*el 1 In blood, in fire, in pain Britain's avenged, again--God gives Victorious Britain Pule "f the Sea ' Ror.r-r. Tocock,

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A FLEET ACTION, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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A FLEET ACTION Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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