A tale of an Old Army Boot – On display in the timeline at Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, Manchester.
Another boot in a window ?
The cobbler must be proud!
As it’s placed in a window wi uniforms
Oh, how it sings out loud.
But, dear boot is looking quite shabby,
No polish on him for a while
Old mud encrusted in his leather
Is that the latest style?
Foreign Mud – well , its hard to get rid of
and old boot here has plenty to see
but its wailing a tone – as it sits, all alone
under someone’s old uniform it be
His sole it could do with some tacking
and a new lace will do there – I’m sure
as you read of his story in th’ window
one you’ve not heard of before
He’s telling the tale of his brother –
The one , who didn’t return
So he’ll sit there in Solemn Remembrence
In the hope, you and I, we will learn.