A small corner of life on the home front copes with the effects of WW II.
Don Bracken b. 1935
During the war, patriotic songs were made popular on the radio. Some related directly to the troops, sailors and airmen.
One Sunday morning, during the usual performance of hymns at a children’s service, someone requested something patriotic but religious too, like “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.” The priest, probably weighing in his mind the morality issue of praying to God for help in the killing of another human being, thought for a moment and came up with “Coming In On a Wing and a Prayer.” We settled for that.