it was just before the battle for Britain,
three million men ages 16 through 65 volunteered
for the local defense forces.
And of course we knew our country pretty well in that area.
And so we were given to being with
six to eight foot lengths of one inch pipe
with a bayonet welded into the front
kind of like a pike.
And that's just about all we had
for many months and then we got some American arms,
the old long tom rifles that we were issued.
And then finally we got some tommy guns
and I was issued a tommy gun but only one clip
with five bullets in it and I had to be sure
to kill one before he killed me
and that was the order of the day.