Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: The pilot, David Raikes, was an aspiring poet,

and his family published some of his work posthumously.

Among the poems was a piece called Let it be hushed, in which he reflected on the loss of comrades--other crews that had failed to return from missions.

Raikes wrote:

These men knew moments you have never known,

from BBC News: WWII bomber poet David Raikes is finally laid to rest


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