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'High Flight' Written 75 Years Ago

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  1. Elinor Florence

    Elinor Florence Active Member

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    One of the most beautiful poems ever written was composed in a Spitfire, 75 years ago. The poet John Gillespie Magee Junior was only 19 years old. Read his story here on my Wartime Wednesdays blog: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/high-flight.

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I must have seen that poem a hundred or more times and never knew the story behind it. Thanks for the insight.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I remember the TV stations would sign off showing a video with the poem being spoken over it.
     
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