Summer! Plumping up its columning clouds stunted to pastel table tops puffed out, punctured by the throes of war. Afternoon shows of aerobatic desperation for drop mouthed kids kicking heels in time with the stuttering reactions of battle, They parked themselves upon home farm gates flung open at the daily siren signal for inbound action scrawled across the August sky. Apples, milk and biased commentating clash about the overhead impacts, twisting to shuddering, raucous victory cries at the terminal concussion. Bring a penny for the passing and flags for the Home Guard as warning to Gerry, then we'll set Union Jack bunting on the eaves to keep a secret Hitler in our home and keep our England eternal in the clouds.
A copy of the Diamond Sutra, the oldest printed book, was first printed today in China in 868 AD.
Paul Nash, British surreal and war painter, was born today in 1889.