Waiting for the next train

“If you live on the brink of death yourself, it is as is those who have gone have merely caught an earlier train to the same destination, and whatever that destination is, you will certainly be sharing it soon, since you will almost certainly be catching the next one.”

F/Lt Denis Hornsey, 76 Squadron, 1943

Hornsey was shot down, but survived the War and wrote The Pilot Who Walked Home

See him in this newsreel. 


One response to “Waiting for the next train

  • Amy Scott

    This is haunting…even though the writer survived his experience, he must have always felt the presence of those who went before him. I doubt he ever really felt that he had stopped that journey.

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