Book Songs of the services : Army, Navy and Marine Corps / by Will Stokes.
Publication year: c1919.
Call Number PN1083.W37 S66 1919
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Frederick A. Stokes Co
Extent: 235 p. ; 20 cm.
"A veteran of thirty-two years service in the United States Navy is the author of these Songs of the Services. His poems of Navy life have been popular for years with men of the sea, winning for their author the title of the Kipling of the Service. These poems of three wars, now collected for the first time, speak for the Army as well as for the Navy, since Chief Yeoman Stokes has varied his long period of naval service with four years in the Army. His verse is full of the finest spirit of patriotism and service; of real Irish humor and youthful romance, and of keen understanding of men and affairs; and they are sung with a rollicking swing that comes from genuine love of the sea and of battle. Men who have served in the Navy will feel again the pitch and roll of the ship when they read such poems as "Salt in the Blood", and Army men cannot help but quicken to such lines as "A Way they Have in the Army"; while civilians who have watched the gallant work of both branches of the service will thrill to the vigor and rhythm of these ... verses"--Dust jacket.