CONTENTS To all you men, so nice and neat THE THING THAT MAKES OUR NAVY. Theres a lot o busness lately in the papers PAGE every day ... ... ... ... ... 13 THE MEN BEHIND THE TUBE, The battleship, she rules the seas ... ... 21 BULLDOG CHARLIE. Es known as Bulldog Charlie, an it is the bloomin name THROUGH THE RAIN. E was the finest man I knew THE ENGINEER. There is a man oos little seen, a gritty man ise 39 V 9 27 33 GUNS. CONTENTS 11 Theres the latest sixteen-incher, with is TEACHERS. barrel long an lean Now, all you wise ...
CONTENTS To all you men, so nice and neat THE THING THAT MAKES OUR NAVY. Theres a lot o busness lately in the papers PAGE every day ... ... ... ... ... 13 THE MEN BEHIND THE TUBE, The battleship, she rules the seas ... ... 21 BULLDOG CHARLIE. Es known as Bulldog Charlie, an it is the bloomin name THROUGH THE RAIN. E was the finest man I knew THE ENGINEER. There is a man oos little seen, a gritty man ise 39 V 9 27 33 GUNS. CONTENTS 11 Theres the latest sixteen-incher, with is TEACHERS. barrel long an lean Now, all you wise young sailor-boys oo joined the ship to-day I DONT I dont know why I dont desert THE FLAT-IRON. In charge o a sub. or a midshipman wi a thing they calls a crew THE PADRE. LOST. Oh, e preaches nice on Sunday swears at us on Monday Theres no wind along BOAT-CRUISIN. the blue an e Were cruisin down the sunny coast to see if all is right VI PAGE 53 59 63 71 77 83 CONTENTS OIL PAGE Oh, yes Ive eard the latest news ... 89 R.N. Theres a couple o letters youll often find THE WAY TO SEA. 11 Dyou want to feel the wind in your face an 1 the dash o the Hftin spray THE NAVAL STATIONS. Links of the Empire Tis your mother 95 lot speaks 107 THE OBSOLETE SHIP. Im old, Im old, Im old Ive hadmy day THE HIDDEN DEATH. Out where the swinging, empty seas 117 ... 123 THE NEW GUARD. From the Land o the Sun-kissed South ... 129 THE TRAMP. Knocking through the Channel chops, bunting through the gales ... ... ... 135 Vll CONTENTS THE DEATH OF DARE. PA Out in the harbour the ships were risingand falling together THE LIGHTHOUSE. The spindrift of a thousand storms THE SONG OF THE CUTLASS. Cut one Hear the feet all stamp as one THE TORPEDO. Nigh a score of feet in length Vlll 141 ... 151 157 ... 165TO THE HANDY MAN 1PO all you men, so nice and neat, That make the crews that make the Fleet That backs us up and sees us through I drink a little health to you No matter what your job may be Above, below, on land or sea No matter what you are or do I drink this little health to you No matter where youve served or been In Dreadnought, Cruiser, Submarine, Destroyer, Miner Gunboat too I drink this little health to you THE THING THAT MAKES OUR NAVY
Bound in original slate-blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. 12mo, pp. 167. Steele (1897-1978), was a descendent of Elmes Yelverton Steele and the son of Sir Sam Steele. This is his only book of poetry. A collection of chest-thumping, military preparedness, poetry. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Yrs. sincerely / Harwood E. Steele / Winnipeg, May 2nd, 1915"; above which is the signature of M. Johnston, dated 1915. Steele also wrote "Spirit of Iron" (1923), a main character of which (Hector Adair) is thought to have been modelled after his father (the famous Mountie and military commander). The novel includes a foreword in which Steele writes: "Hector Adair is intended to represent the ideal Mounted Police officer in particular and the British officer generally. He is not to be identified with any historical figure connected with the Force." The book shows a bit of a spine slant. The cloth is spotted with some wear. Hinges a trifle tender but holding nicely. Contents unmarked. A good copy.
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