Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So farewell then...

So farewell then, Ernst Stuhlinger.
You were a great survivor:
You survived Stalingrad, unlike 750,000 others,
And became an American
In Operation Paperclip.
'Once ze rockets are up who cares vere zey come down?',
Sang Tom Lehrer,
But the Angel of Death,
Silent as a V2,
Finally came down on you.
-- E. J. von Thribb (aged 94 and three quarters)

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