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Fri, 05 Nov 2010
A small poem that I am thinking must have been written for the soldiers returning from the Crimean war

DODIES DREAM WORLD

     BRINGS YOU ANOTHER OF HER CLASSIC POEMS

This poem about the Crimean War (1853 - 1856) I found in my useful knowledge reading book 1873.And given the date of the book and the Date of the Crinmean War, together with the line "Oh Britannia, Queen of the Ocean," I am logically guessing we have the right battle.There is no author to ask, just another ANON, but here is is anyway;

The Army's Return

See our soldiers now returning,

Crown'd with laurels bravely won;

Ev'ry thought with home is burning,

War is over, peace begun.

Rousing ev'ry patriot feeling,

While our heart its prayer doth seal,

Hear the noble anthem pealing

For our Queen and country's weal.


Britain's standard proudly waving,

Borne by Britain's valiant sons,

Though still many a bosom heaving

With the thought of absent ones.

Laid in glory they are lying,

Honour sits upon their graves;

Unto ev'ry teat replying,

"Britons never shall be slaves."


Oh Brittania ! Queen of Ocean,

Praise the God who guards they shore;

Him who still preserves our nation,

Let our grateful hearts adore.

Then shall He whose mighty power

Hath so long our bulwark been,

All His richest blessing shower

On our country and our Queen.


I think it is a little patriotic but very  stirring also.

The Crimean War 1853 - 56

The Crimean War

 October 1853–February 1856), war fought mainly on the Crimean Peninsula between the Russians and the British, French, and Ottoman Turkish, with support, from January 1855, by the army of Sardinia-Piedmont. The war arose from the conflict of great powers in the Middle East and was more directly caused by Russian demands to exercise protection over the Orthodox subjects of the Ottoman sultan. Another major factor was the dispute between Russia and France over the privileges of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches in the holy places in Palestine.

The Outcome was an Allied victory, with the Treaty of Paris in 1856. It is also famous for the works of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, who pioneered modern nursing practices while caring for wounded British soldiers.

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