Keswick Barracks (November 2017)

2020 Army 'March Over the Hill'

Keswick Barracks (November 2017)
Being the 50th reunion of
9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment
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Old soldiers never die,
They just keep on marching by,
In revue or by the right,
Their legions prove a wondrous sight
When viewed in memory.
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But looking on with memory,
Shows only what we want to see.
And while illuminating youth,
It hides from us the actual truth,
Does memory.
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It never shows the blood, the fear,
It obfuscates the anguished tear,
And as those shadows march on by,
Do we forget they had to die – to live
In memory?

 

By Michael Shave


 
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