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Forse mancarsi da morire è stato facile, ma tu com’è che sei indifferente da sempre alle lacrime?
E scusami se nego, ora come te lo spiego che da quando non ci sei mi manca l’aria e non riesco più a parlare se non di te?
—  J-Ax & Fedez feat. Nek, Anni luce
Io e te ci completiamo come antidoto e veleno
Non so se tu sei l’altra metà del cielo ma controlli il mio cervello come un parassita alieno
—  J-ax & Fedez - Il giorno e la notte

E non è quello che è stato, è quello che poteva essere

Ne siamo usciti male come nelle foto tessere

Per poter disinfettare, la vodka è il mio sciroppo

Penso che amarmi gratis forse ti costava troppo

E anche ora che ti guardo e non capisco più chi sei

Sei la più bella fra le cose che non rifarei

Io resto dove sono e tu vai dove vuoi

Il tempo è galantuomo

Meglio tardi che noi.

April 14, 1917 - Ten Newfoundlanders Hold Back a German Division for Five Hours

Pictured - The men of Monchy-le-Preux. Front Row: Pte. F. Curran, Cpl J. H. Hillier, Pte. J. Hounsell, Lt.-Col. J. Forbes-Robertson, Lieut. K. J. Keegan, Sgt. C. Parsons, Sgt. J. R. Waterfield
Back Row: Cpl. A. S.Rose, Sgt. W. Pitcher, Lt.-Col. J. Forbes-Robertson, Lieut. K. J. Keegan, Sgt. C. Parsons, Sgt. J. R. Waterfield.

An action fought on April 14 was one of the most remarkable of the war. Launching an attack on German positions near the town of Monchy-le-Preux, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was virtually annihilated, losing 458 men killed, badly wounded, or taken prisoner. A group of ten soldiers, however, including the regiment’s commander Lt.-Col. J. Forbes Robertson, dodged German gunfire and made it back to Monchy.

Sheltering behind a hedge, the little squad watched as the Germans jumped out of their own trenches and counter-attacked, trying to capture the village. For over five hours, however, this small band of Newfoundlanders held them off with rifle fire. Scavenging ammo and rifles from dead soldiers, the squad held their fire and made every bullet count; within two hours they had killed 40 Germans. Lieutenant-Colonel Forbes-Robertson accounted for 30 all by himself.

One of the men, Corporal Rose, ran off to headquarters to ask for help, and then heroically returned to the fight, scrambling to avoid German rifles both ways. After five hours, British artillery rained down on the clumped-up Germans, and then a regiment of Hampshires arrived to drive them off. But it was only thanks to ten men from Britain’s smallest dominion that a vital strategic position had been saved. A mighty bronze caribou today marks the spot where they made their stand.