It is reported that the Army wants to replace petrol and diesel vehicles with more environmentally sustainable types.
So Churchill was right after all,
When he issued to arms his call,
To ‘fight them on the beaches’ and,
Repel the Germans on the sand.
But one thing that he did forget,
(Apart from risk of getting wet)
And that he really ought to say:
The weather would come into play.
Now that, of course, the people knew,
Because it was so very true,
And then when D-Day came along,
The weather was at first all wrong,
And so the generals had to say,
That they would fight another day.
But ‘weather wrong’ meant it was rough,
So that the crossing was too tough,
And though it was still overcast,
The worst of it quite soon had passed.
So off they went just one day late,
On this not uneventful date;
They stormed the beaches – four, not three,
And all the rest is history.
But in the future with concern,
Of CO2 from things that burn,
The next invasion may be thanks,
To scores of solar powered tanks.
We need the sunshine, then, to shine,
Or else the Army might decline,
And let the Germans get away,
At least until another day.
But there’s another problem here,
That could, in fact, be quite severe,
For if the Germans have more time,
They might quite possibly incline,
To take their sunbeds –(one for each),
And occupy the whole damn beach!