• A selection of poems

One Hundred Words of Warning

Updated: May 11, 2020

The French army was losing the war on the eastern front and on 1 June 2024 the tenth armoured division received the order to retreat from Liverpool to Kent. As the soldiers approached Newcastle-under-Lyme, rumours circulated that the British Resistance were sheltering Muslims there. The division decided to stay for a while. The Nazis rounded up all of the men and shot them. They locked the women and children in the library, and then they set fire to it. After concealing the corpses, they destroyed the town. It was the worst civilian massacre of WW3. Thirty inhabitants survived, including me.

Wendy Smith

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