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"When half the world was deaf and mute..." | 01-Dec-05

"When half the world was deaf and mute..." 

written by ministerial colleague of Winston Churchill, believed published in The Times 17 June 1945. 

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A user has now told us that the first lines are:

When ears were deaf and tongues were mute,
You told of doom to come.
When others fingered on the flute
You thundered on the drum.

The poem was written by Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich, a longtime friend of the the Churchill family. It can be found at the following website address:
Poetry Library

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