Lest We Forget - Poetry & Remembrance of the Great War

This talk covers the events of WW1, interwoven with the works of the following Poets:-
  • Robert Laurence Binyon (For the Fallen)
  • Vera Brittain (The Sisters Buried at Lemnos, Perhaps)
  • Rupert Brooke (The Soldier)
  • William Hodgson (Before Action)
  • John McCrae (In Flanders Field, The Anxious Dead)
  • Mary Wedderburn Cannan (Lamplight)
  • Wilfred Owen (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est)
  • Alan Seeger (I Have a Rendezvous with Death)
  • Charles Sorley (When you see Millions of the Mouthless Dead)
  • Julian Grenfell (Into Battle)
  • Bernard Freeman Trotter (A Kiss)
and interspersed with the origins of the traditions of Remembrance, e.g. Cenotaph, Unknown Warrior, Poppy Appeal, etc.) and can run from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon requirements.
Thanks to Farnham Town Crier Jonathan Jones for his poetry readings in the chapel today, for Heritage Open Days. Quite a few of our visitors had tears in their eyes when they left....   Sandham Memorial Chapel - September 2011
I perform regular poetry readings at the National Trust's Sandham Memorial Chapel, usually on the first Saturday of each month.
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I do a separate talk on The Women Poets of the Great War.
For schools, I would be willing to come and give either of these talks free of charge, especially where it forms part of commemorating the centenary of events that took place during  WW1.
Click on the speaker symbol () to listen to some sample readings.
If you wish, you may book this talk, or if you have any queries then please contact me