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.)
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I took early retirement in 2010, having previously spent a career in IT, Quality Assurance and Process Improvement, latterly with Vodafone UK at their headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. I have subsequently taken up a second career as a public speaker/performer, and have now delivered over 1,000 talks/performances.
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