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Note:  There is COPYRIGHT on all of my poems.  Almost 400 of my poems were published by an educational publisher in 2010, and the poems were chosen by teachers and children in many schools in West Yorkshire.  These printed books are not now selling as he has retired and sold his business.   Oxford University Press are now publishing my poems.  Approximately one third of poems are for every age group, including teenagers and adults.  Look in every index.

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My father was in the Bois Des Buttes Battle in May 1918.  He was shot but luckily saved, by a German soldier, who put him into an ambulance.  He was sent to a German hospital and then to a prisoner-of-war camp in Crossen-on-the-Oder on the Polish/German border.  Here him speaking about this in a letter home, which he recorded one week before he died aged 86. FLOWER OF THE ETERNAL SLEEP