Works in the Herald 1930

According to a Lopndon cable a private of the Royal Tank Corps has been fined 10 for having been drunk while driving an Army tank.

To be blithered in charge if a bus,
   To be canned while conducting a car,
These degenerate days, is a commonplace phase,
   And cannot get a man very far.

But it's worthy of cables and space --
   For it sure as a record must rank --
When a man is the first of his race
   To be tanked while in charge of a tank.

Herald, 29 March 1930, p4

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