Read by Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton, Michael Sheen, and Sarah Woodward
CD - 2 discs
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‘The truth untold, The pity of war, the pity war distilled…’ Here are the extraordinary writings of a generation who fought through a war of unprecedented destructive power, and who had to find new voices to express the horror of what they discovered. The great names – Owen, Sassoon – are fully represented, but there are also many poems by lesser-known or unexpected figures, ranging from serving soldiers like Isaac Rosenberg and Richard Aldington to women such as Edith Nesbit and Vera Brittain. The poems are arranged by theme to give a sense of how the writers’ feelings and attitudes evolved.
Poets of the Great War
This Is No Case Of Petty Right Or Wrong
The 'Dead Heroes'
There Was A Time
All The Hills And Vales Along
Break Of Day In The Trenches
Battery Moving Up To New Position From Rest Camp: Dawn