Kiplings "Tommy" for our times...

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by PaddyK, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. I don't know who did this but I thought it might strike cords with most of you. Apologies if someone has already posted it. I couldn't find it here when I searched.


  2. It was first posted here. Where did you find it?
  3. A mate sent it to me but he didn't give a source. I ran searches on Kipling and Tommy here but came up empty-handed. It's a wonderful redux. Hats off to the author.

    Here, for anyone unfamiliar with it, is Rudyard Kipling's original version from 1892, twenty-three years before his son, 2nd Lt John Kipling of 2nd Bn, The Irish Guards, was killed in the Battle of Loos.


  4. I doubt that anyone who reads this site is unfamiliar with tommy