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The Birkenhead shipwrecked near Dangerpoint in 1852 - YouTube

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The Birkenhead shipwrecked near Dangerpoint in 1852 - YouTube

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    kilroy182 2 years, 2 months ago

    Good post. Here is a bit from Rudyard Kipling's poem about Her Majesties Royal Marines,

    To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
    Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;
    But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill
    is a damn tough bullet to chew,
    An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies --
    soldier an' sailor too!
    Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
    Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps
    an' bein' mopped by the screw,
    So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too!

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