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Issue Details: First known date: 1944... 1944 A Soldier's Prayer
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Poems from the desert Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth , Sydney : Australasian Publishing Co. , 1944 Z824210 1944 selected work poetry Sydney : Australasian Publishing Co. , 1944 pg. 45-46
    Note: Epigraph: This anonymous poem was blown by the wind into a slit trench at Al Aghelia during a heavy bombardment.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Northern Times 8 September 1944 Z1521678 1944 newspaper issue 1944
    Note: Epigraph: During the battle of El Agheila in the Western Desert an Eighth Army soldier found a piece of paper on which was written some verses, considered to be among the finest produced by the present war. His Prayer has been preserved in a recently published volume Poems from the Desert by Members of the Eightth Army (Harrap, London).
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Advertiser 25 April 1998 Z649542 1998 newspaper issue 1998 pg. 17
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