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The First World War in Poetry

The British Library
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39 Tracks. Running time 76 minutes.
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A century on, the poets of the First World War remain justly famous as the chroniclers of their time. This spoken word CD marks the centenary by telling the story of the war in the words of poets young and old. Hear the early patriotic optimism of John Galsworthy and Robert Bridges. Set out to war in the company of Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen. Learn of the premonitions at home from W B Yeats and Thomas Hardy. The readings feature many prestigious poets, including Laurence Binyon, G K Chesterton, Ford Madox Ford, A E Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit and Isaac Rosenberg.

Featured poets

Laurence Binyon 1869-1943
Robert Bridges 1844-1930
Vera Brittain 1893-1970
Rupert Brooke 1887-1915
G K Chesterton 1874-1936
Ford Madox Ford 1873-1939
John Galsworthy 1867-1933
Robert Graves 1895-1985
Julian Grenfell 1888-1915
Ivor Gurney 1890-1937
Thomas Hardy 1840-1928
William Noel Hodgson 1893-1916
A E Housman 1859-1936
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
Joseph Lee 1876-1949
Rose Macaulay 1881-1958
John MacRae 1861-1937
A A Milne 1882-1956
Edith Nesbit 1858-1924
Robert Nichols 1893-1944
Wilfred Owen 1893-1914
Max Plowman 1883-1941
Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918
Siegfried Sassoon 1886-1967
Charles Hamilton Sorley 1895-1915
Edward Thomas 1878-1917
Arthur Graeme West 1891-1917
W B Yeats 1867-1939

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