[lit-ideas] Americans reach Bizerte

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <Lit-Ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 21:52:13 -0700


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"By dawn, the last Germans had died or fled.  The Corps Franc d'Afrique was
trucked forward to Bizerte for the honor of formally capturing the town.
Behind the French procession, American soldiers followed in a jeep, with a
busty mannequin liberated from a lingerie shop.  The men belted out a new
barracks ballad that eventually would reach two hundred stanzas, all of them


                Dirty Gertie from Bizerte,

                Hid a mousetrap 'neath her skirtie,

                Made her boyfriend's finger hurtie . . . 


Lawrence Helm

San Jacinto

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