Thursday, June 7, 2018

For the Mothers of Windsor Soldiers in World War II

This anonymous poem was printed in the October 6, 1944 issue of The News-Weekly


The poem was set on the same page as a letter from Private Dick Senger of Windsor who was serving with a Post Battalion “somewhere in France.” His unit helped manage the postal service for the soldiers in Europe.
Senger said the brick houses he saw in the French countryside reminded him of the brick houses in Windsor. He wrote that his only entertainment consisted of “some good movies” shown by the Red Cross and “some swell shows.” Senger speculated that he probably got more enjoyment out of a good movie than most people did in Windsor.
He added that he wished he could tell of the work he was doing with his Post Battalion in France “but the censors won’t permit it.”

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