Archive: Aug 2012

To His Love by Ivor Gurney

To His Love by Ivor Gurney poster

The poem given below is of unknown date which was first published in 1919. This piece may be about the assumed death of Gurney’s friend F. W. Harvey (who it later transpired was not dead, but a prisoner of war), or it may be about another friend, or about death in general. A poem of […]

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The War in the Air: A View from the Ground

Aerial Reconnaissance photograph of trenches c1917

We’re very grateful to Deb Fisher, Secretary of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship for allowing us to publish this article here, which we know you will all enjoy.   There will be many people reading this article who know a lot more than I do about aeroplanes and, indeed, about the First World War. All I […]

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Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Chawner Brooke was born at Rugby on 3rd August 1887, the middle of the three sons of William and Mary Brooke. William Brooke was a Classics master at Rugby, where Rupert and this brothers Richard and William grew up under the watchful eye of their domineering mother. Brooke was educated at Hillbrow Preparatory School, […]

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