Paul Warren

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War - Ww2 - The Australians In The Desert War - Poem by Paul Warren

They were part of the Benghazi Stakes
When the War was fought over the same ground as it makes
The last time they were huddled in the Tobruk town
When Rommel had them surrounded around
And they held out for months in the heat and sand
The Ninth Division fighting on in their heroic stand

Until they were relieved and taken to re-fit
Whilst the Desert War continued not to remit
Then Montgomery used them in the El Alamein battle
And they were part of the German Afrika Corps death rattle
These same men went on to fight the Japanese
And built a legend that did not make their enemies to be at ease.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Australian 9th Division AIF were looked upon as elite troops in the Second World War.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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