Chilled by Italy's rains, the Eighth Army's General Sir Bernard Montgomery last week asked London for waterproofed pants and jacket. The package was made up, sent. Its custodian: the Bishop of Southwark (pronounced suth'-erk), beginning a tour of military stations. But ahead went a message to "Monty" from Lieut. General A. E. Nye, Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff:
We've dispatched pour La Guerre,
A mackintosh pair
Of trousers and jacket, express;
They are coming by air,
And are sent to you care
Of the Bishop of Southwark, no less.
So wherever you go,
From Pescara to Po,
Through mud and morasses...