Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday 13th April 1940

Wireless reception (by the light of a storm lantern) in the Signals Stores Tent so that we could hear the 9:30 English news bulletin from Jerusalem. News perhaps of further naval victories and of the fighting in Norway! Someone switched on a few minutes before time – and it was, “Boo-hoo, you’ve got me crying for you…” throbbing gaily out, undistorted. An old song which instantly brought memory of April telling me a story of that mocking tune during the delightful days when we were discovering each other. “Some gay fragment of a mocking tune, that dies betwixt the seawall and the sea”…

But leapt across the years and the miles, from Essex to Nathanya!


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