Dazzle

Hey! Over Here! Yeah, man its me! I’m hiding, in plain sight, out here in the sea. A product of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy (but one you can’t spot – on that we’ll agree) I’ll hide to protect you, by day or by night. With my dazzling colours i’ll avoid a fight. Coloured like sea, …

Another earth (Alt title: IWM North)

Another Earth has Landed on the banks of the canal, Broken in three by the hammer called War. You climb the Stair to reach the pole. As darkness falls, on earths remains. Following a line, commemorating time that has a start – but has no end Sounds and smells from the past – They Greet …

The Russian Tank

A Stalwart of the Russian Army in World War II -The T-34 was a powerful tank and had a Six man crew Greetings , Comrade! Have we met somewhere before? I’m a veteran of the second world war… You’ll recognise my number, I’m the T-34 In my vast solid frame, worked a brave crew of …

The Little White Car

The East German alternative to the VW Post WW2 – The Trebant The little white car, sits in th’ museum with pride sitting on a plinth, sat up tall The car built on the other side of the wall The Red brigade closed VW down In East Germany, the owners just sat and frowned, As …

Little Ol’ Red

The Fire pump issued to the Ferranti Works in Hollinwood in World War II, Now on Display at Imperial War Museum North, Trafford. Little Old Red is resting, he’s done its best. When the world was at war, and bombs fell to the floor These crafty bombs made fire over concrete and grass so firecrews met …

Harrier

The Harrier Jump Jet – On display at the front of the Main Exhibition Space, IWM North. Harrier Hello chaps! all you down there Tis I, the mechanical bird in th’air protecting you all at night and day keeping enemy forces at bay Armed only with the best weaponry – I carry tactical rockets you …

The Field Gun

A poem about the Field Gun, that fired the first shot of World war I. Normally on display at Imperial War Museum North, in Trafford, It’s currently on tour around the commonwealth as part of World War I Centenary Celebrations. The Field Gun, Currently on a Worldwide tour commemorating World War 1, pictured at its regular …