"Unemployed members are requested to get in touch with the secretary, Captain ___, of ___, who will make arrangements for them to be present. The matter will be treated as confidential." - From the broadcast announcement of a soldiers' reunion.
But when the war-worn, knowing all Of glory, horror and hate, Abandons all for the heart's sure call And the need of a stricken mate. Better than all the man-made creeds Begotten in hate's foul fog, Furthered by dark and bloody deeds In the name of the under-dog; Better than "rights" conceived in rage, With policy, plot and plan, Earth's rich, rejected heritage, The love of man for man.
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