What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? (Bamforth series 4993)

"What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy?" was a set of three hand-coloured postcards published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd. of Holmfirth.

The postcards were published as series number 4993.

What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? (1)

"What did you do in the great war, Daddy?"
A boy asked his father one day;
The fighting was done, the vict'ry was won,
And Peace reigned in place of the sword and the gun.
"Tell me what you did," the boy once more cried,
The proudly the father replied:—

What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? (2)

"What did I do in the great war, laddie? — what did I do, you want do know?
When they called for men, I was ready then, to go and fight the foe;
I did by best for King and Country, laddie, just to keep old Britain free,
But when I'm old and grey, for what I've done to-day, what will Britain do for me?"
 
 

What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? (3)

"What is that medal you're wearing, Daddy?
Why is your sleeve empty there?"
A pause and a sigh — then came this reply:
"I gave that for Britain, no need to ask why,
And if my country were calling for men,
Why! I'd do the same, lad, again!"

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