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Kim Beattie’s ‘Slink, the Rat’…

Slink, the Rat: A Nursery Rhyme for War Babies by Kim Beattie.  The Star Weekly (Toronto), December 12th, 1925. Click for much larger resolution (and then click again). Kim Beattie’s archive is housed in the 48th Highlanders’ Museum in Toronto; … Continue reading

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Bomb-Proofers from Kim Beattie’s ‘And You!’

Given my previous post about Canon Frederick George Scott, & The Great Was As I Saw It, I thought today an ideal time to post one of my favourite of Kim Beattie’s poems from And You! It’s called Bomb-Proofers, with … Continue reading

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After Vimy from Kim Beattie’s “And You!”

After Vimy In flashes melt my dull-day comforts;      I drift a-dream down flaming ways; I see the loom of nature’s ramparts      In Vimy’s red-embroidered haze! At Neuville Ste. Vaaste (reliefs there mustered)      Are files of men, dim, … Continue reading

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The First Gas from Kim Beattie’s “And You!”

The First Gas Before St. Julien, the Canadian soldier carried on the war with his enemy without bitterness, simply beliveing that a job must be done. We’re back of a copse an’ we’ve dug a hole       For six of … Continue reading

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Kim Beattie’s “And You!” (1929) Canadian 1st Edition Dust Jacket….

After looking for a copy for some time, I finally tracked down a copy of Kim Beattie’s “And You!” sans dust jacket this past summer; since then I’ve been trawling online every couple of days for a jacketed copy.  As … Continue reading

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Star Shells from Kim Beattie’s And You!

           Star Shells The star shells, like the souls of men,      Are gleaming through the gloom, A lovely radiance shudd’ring up      Above a foul, grim tomb, To hang in brooding brightness till      The fall brings black of … Continue reading

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A Carrying Party from Kim Beattie’s And You!

             A Carrying Party It’s damn the wet Frog-weather; it’s damn the cold-      foot guide,    It’s damn the “Sub” in charge and damn the war; It’s stumble, fall, and blunder, and wish you were         down … Continue reading

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