WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 49 – Unknown Soldier

This is not a post about the unidentified soldier buried in Westminster Abbey on 11 November 1920. Instead it is about a man who survived the war and whose words were lost for almost a century only to be found in an attic in Hertfordshire in 2017. Allick Ellis – who was born in Norfolk … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 49 – Unknown Soldier

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 44 –War Poems and Poets at War

I am finding more and more that the things I would speak about in these blog posts are already far more eloquently explained in posts on other, more prestigious, websites. So this month my post is a link to a most excellent article on the Poetry Foundation website. Wilfred Owen’s draft of Dulce Et Decorum Est with … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 44 –War Poems and Poets at War

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 2 – Scars Upon My Heart

Women’s voices from WWI are often either overlooked or stereotyped – the ever cheerful VADs and Nurses at the front, the stoic, patriotic wives and mothers waiting patiently at home – or were dismissed at the time by those who fought as sentimental and lacking in understanding (Mr Sassoon, I’m looking at you here, with … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 2 – Scars Upon My Heart

For the Fallen – My favourite things – 1 of 100 – Poetry

I’m pretty certain that nearly all of you will know the following lines from this poem:  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.  Laurence Binyon wrote these … More For the Fallen – My favourite things – 1 of 100 – Poetry