Remembrance Day 2016

In the Imperial War Museum, there is a double-deck, open top London bus built in 1911. Nicknamed 'Ole Bill',  it was used as troop transport for 24 infantrymen and their kit during WW1. 
On a plaque next to are the following words, written by  poet Mario Petrucci...

“There was a Once Upon a Time
I ran the golden miles-
Victoria to Seven Kings.
I was red, imperious. Style.
Now I’ve intestines of huddled
Khaki. I’m boarded up to hide
The sons I hearse to the Somme.
Breed flies. And ache inside
To see your fresh red paint run.”

Ole Bill

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