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Just before the D-Day landings Lady Astor accused the 8th Army in Italy of being D-Day Dodgers. The 8th Army veterans who had fought all across Africa and up through Sicily and Italy did not take too kindly to this remark and to this day her name is guaranteed to make them go red in the face with fury. This is their answer to her, written with just the right amount of vitriol and sarcasm. When we perfom this song on the radio we always get letters from 8th Army men and I have several versions of the song which they have kindly sent me.