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Ewart Alan Mackintosh

In Memoriam

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Ewart Alan Mackintosh was born in 1893 and died on 21st November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai. In the First World War he was a Lieutenant.On 16th may 1916 his Division attacked the German trenches near Arras. There where a lot of casualties, among them one young man, David Sutherland. Ewart Mackintosh wrote the poem for David.

In Memoriam

In the poem Ewart writes to the father of David, a young soldier who died under his command. Ewart explaines how he felt like a father of fifty sons. Like a father he sees his men dying on the battlefield and hears them asking for help and pity. He finds himself even more a father then their real fathers, because their parents saw them only as helpless babies and young men, but Ewart is the only one who holds them while they are dying.

I want to read the poem and listen to the song

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