‘When you’ve slept…

                                    ‘When you’ve slept in
your clothes for a fortnight or more,

                                                     In
a dirty cantonment or shed,
                                      
As you struggle with cooties and totos and fleas,

                                                  You know that
permission
’s ahead!’

War Verses
1917-1918
– Photo: British soldiers aboard the leave
train on the Italian Front – Imperial War Museums