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The First World War in Poetry

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A host of poets put their experiences of World War I into verse, some writing to celebrate the outbreak of war and to rally the troops, others reporting the horrors and realities they found in combat. This CD marks the centenary of the War by telling its story in the words of poets young and old. Listeners will hear the early patriotic optimism of John Galsworthy and ...more
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Published September 15th 2014 by British Library (first published July 15th 2014)
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Seamus Mcduff
Oct 07, 2014 Seamus Mcduff rated it liked it
A mixed bag here, offering a wide range of attitudes. Jingoism to anti-war; extreme desolation, and stirring tributes to the fallen. Also many of the poets are household names that we know from other kinds of writings: Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, FM Ford -- as well as that old staple of war poetry, Wilfred Owen.
In addition to a fitting sadness at the tragic waste of young lives, I also feel a kind of nostalgia and regret -- do we still have those who can weave such delicat
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