For The Cause of Freedom 6 June,1944

When all hearts are opened,
And all the secrets known,
When guile and lies are banished,
And subterfuge is gone.

When God rolls up the curtain,
And hidden truths appear,
When the ghastly light of Judgement Day,
Brings past and present near…

Then shall we know what once we knew,
Before wealth dimmed our sight,
That of all sins, the blackest is
The pride which will not fight.

The meek and pious have a place,
And necessary are,
But valor pales their puny rays,
As does the sun a star.

What race of men since time began,
Has ever yet remained,
Who trusted not it’s own right hand,
Or from brave deeds refrained?

Yet spite the fact for ages known,
And by all lands displayed,
We still have those who prate of peace,
And say that war is dead.

Yes vandals rise who seek to snatch
The laurels from the brave,
And dare defame heroic dead,
Now filling hero graves.

They speak of those who love,
Like Christ’s, exceeds the lust of life
And murderers slain to no avail,
A useless sacrifice.

With infamy without a name,
They mock our fighting youth,
And dare decry great hearts who die,
Battling for right and truth.

Woe to the land which, heeding them,
Lets avarice gain the day,
And trusting gold it’s right to hold,
Lets manly might decay.

Let us, while willing yet for peace,
Still keep our valor high,
So when our time of battle comes,
We shall not fear to die.

Make love of life and ease be less,
Make love of country more.
So shall our patriotism be
More than an empty roar.

For death is nothing, comfort less,
Valor is all in all;
Base nations who depart from it,
Shall sure and justly fall.


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37 Responses to For The Cause of Freedom 6 June,1944

  1. Darin says:

    D-Day In Full Color-
    Documentary –

    • Ronbo says:

      The times have sure changed: On this D-Day the American president is not welcome in England.


    • Gregoryno6 says:

      Thanks, Darin!

    • Ronbo says:

      My father was there on D-Day….of course, half the young American high school male graduates of 1942/43 were there, along with opposite number young warrior British, Canadian, French, Australian, Indians…etc. Did I miss an ally?

      War is a young man’s game.

      The other half of young American men were fighting the Japs on Saipan in the Pacific.

  2. KG says:

    Thanks, Darin. And amen to Patton’s prayer.
    My father was there too, Ronbo. Sword beach.

    • Ronbo says:

      It’s lucky he wasn’t at Bloody Omaha Beach – or very likely you wouldn’t be here. The Germans chewed up the first few waves U.S. troops with “Hitler’s Zipper” – The MG 43 fired from block houses the Navy missed in the pre dawn bombardment.

      My dad was a paratrooper with 101st Airborne. He wouldn’t talk much about combat, but loved to talk about the crazy things the “The Gang” did in Normandy, like when they found the cellar full of wine – and got royally drunk – and then later that night found a bunker full of German potato masher grenades (minus the firing pins)- and threw the duds into a building in the middle of night full of U.S. Army “rear area commandos” the frontline troops hated – and laughed out loud on the street as the they jumped out of the first story windows in their….are you ready for this? – in their pajamas…Pajamas? In a combat zone.

      This became one of their famous war stories, “Were you with us the night we attacked the sleeping rear line Marys in Normandy? They fell out in their PJs holding Teddy Bears.”

      Do you think these old pajama boys created little pajama boys?

      • KG says:

        “It’s lucky he wasn’t at Bloody Omaha Beach – or very likely you wouldn’t be here.”
        “luck” he’d earned form three years of hard fighting, where his Regiment was severely hammered. Including Dunkirk.

  3. KG says:

    Rangers at Omaha beach:

    • Ronbo says:

      ….and all for nothing did they capture the high ground and the bunkers – the Germans had moved the big guns somewhere else.

      • Robertv says:

        The question is, would the germans have had enough time to bring them back if they would not have captured the high ground?
        The big guns were hidden just a few miles away.

  4. Robertv says:

    And look what Europe has become. How would you call a place where government (multinationals) knows everything about you. No place to hide. We became a canary in a smaller and smaller birdcage.
    Fascism did not lose the war it just changed its appearance. The Eu = Big Brother. For them we are just numbers and numbers have no rights.

    • Ronbo says:

      ….but the greatest generation didn’t become the Greatest Generation until they were battle tested in the fire of WW II – Our generation has not been tested anything like WW II, where on a slow day 50,000 military men died in places all over the planet, and single battles like Stalingrad killed millions.

      But be of good cheer – we will be battle tested soon – this has been an usually long era of peace – generally speaking – just a few small wars now and then taken care of by volunteers – but it won’t last forever…In fact, it’s ending as I type these lines…Notre Dame just witnessed an Islamic attack.

      • Robertv says:

        They still don’t understand that appeasement in an intent to not have a war only makes things worse. You can’t be nice with a dog you have to be the leader. If not the dog will be the boss.

  5. Darin says:

    In their own words-British Veterans return to Normandy for the last time-

    • Ronbo says:

      Those patriots lived full lives…On the other hand, you don’t see German veterans coming to Normandy.

      Those old men killed them all.

  6. KG says:

    Defiance. And attack.
    I said a few years ago on these pages that football hooligans may well lead the fightback. Millwall supporters are among the most feared.
    ‘I’m f***ing Millwall’: What defiant football fan shouted at terrorists as they tried to stab him
    A defiant football fan who charged at the three terrorists and took them all on with his bare hands has been nicknamed the Lion of London Bridge for his bravery.
    Roy Larner, 47, was drinking in a pub when the three terrorists burst in and he held them off so others could escape, getting fairly cut up in the process.
    They chanted “Islam, Islam” and “This is for Allah”.
    In return, Larner shouted: “I’m f—ing Millwall!!”
    He was knifed eight times before the jihadis left the Black & Blue restaurant and bar.
    His friends have since gifted him a “learn to run” book, joking about how instead of saving his own life, he put himself in danger by fighting the terrorists.’

    • Ronbo says:

      …and how much more effective this hero would have been with a Colt .45 automatic pistol with seven deadly rounds of hollow point ammunition loaded in the magazine…

      The self defense to the terrorist attack was left to civilians because the
      unarmed police beat feet.

      A policeman without a gun is like a cowboy without a horse…What fucking good are you?

      Are the English insane? Unarmed police in this day and age?

      • KG says:

        My point is, arm people like this guy (arm them by whatever means, legal or illegal) and you have a formidable force available.
        Courage comes first.
        The rest will follow. And by the way, all cops carry pretty effective batons, which will break arms and legs if used properly. To call them “unarmed” is a compliment they don’t deserve. They’re simply cowards.

        • Darin says:

 And remember almost ANYTHING can become a weapon in the right hands.

        • Oswald Bastable says:

          Baton vs knife. My money is on the baton, especially if the bloke swinging it has had some training.

            • Ronbo says:

              The Seattle cops use batons lots of times – especially on the young Snowflakes on Friday night when they hit the streets at 2 a.m. when the bars close – and suddenly one guy doesn’t like the guy he drank with all night – and does the old ultra violence on one his buddy – So SPD being strictly neutral beats both fighters to the ground with their batons and pepper sprays them for good measure- and throws them bleeding into the Paddy Wagon.

              Of course, the SPD being your modern cop with at least two years in college police science explain to the lads at the Station why they beat them to bloody pulp.

      • Phil Stephenson says:

        I agree wholeheartedly that unarmed coppers are a ridiculous concept, but the Poms are actually proud of the fact that their police don’t routinely carry firearms. The theory, (ridiculous as it may be), is that, “violence begets violence,” but the world has changed since the days of bobbies riding around on pushbikes, keeping an avuncular eye on a generally law-abiding populace. I recall reading one time about a London police officer advancing on a crim with a pistol, while he himself was armed only with a rubber baton, and losing a finger when the crook shot him in the hand. The article lauded him for his bravery, and I certainly agree he was brave, (although the term “tombstone courage” comes to mind), but to me as an ex-cop myself, he should never have been in that position, of having to fight crime and put himself in harm’s way with no firearm to protect himself, or the public. Then, when the shit does hit the fan, and an armed offender comes along, the front-line cops are useless until the “armed response squad” or whatever they call them, turns up. Madness.

        • KG says:

          It sure is madness. But then, given the ROEs and the chances the cop himself will end up being sued or prosecuted, they’re often on a hiding to nothing.
          (I’m old enough to remember Roger Rogerson in action, Phil. No matter what you thought of those blokes, they didn’t mess around.)

  7. Gregoryno6 says:

    Not quite on the scale of D-Day, but frankly, Andrew Bolt comes across as a bit of a pussy at times. Retaliation is not what I would have expected from him.

    • Darin says:

      Good on him,just wish he would have laid at least one out flat.
      I keep telling folks in gun controlled areas,always carry a 30mm end wrench under your coat,you can crack skulls and knock teeth out with one and when the cops show up and ask what happened you just say-

      “gee occifer,I was on my way to help me best bud work his bulldozer when these brutish thugs attacked me,and then I remembered I had this wrench with me and I just started swinging and swinging until they stopped moving”

  8. mara the deplorable says:

    A 94 year old Army Vet arrived in Paris by plane. A stern customs officer asked him if he had ever been to France before. He said he had been there previously. The lady sarcastically said “Then you should know to have your passport out and ready.”
    The old gentleman said “I didn’t have to show it last time.” “IMPOSSIBLE” the custom lady said . “ALL foreigners have always had to show a passport to enter the Country.”

    The man replied by whispering “Well, when I came ashore on the beach on D Day in 1944, I couldn’t find any fucking Frenchmen to show it to.”

    • Ronbo says:

      …If the Muslims would actually behead a ruling class member, I would feel mixed emotions: happiness and joy!