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Description

A reading of 'Attack' by Siegfried Sassoon accompanied by archive newsreel footage of fighting on the Western Front.
This clip is from:
The Poetry of War
First broadcast:
9 June 1995

Classroom Ideas

The class could work in pairs to pick out references to colour (ie "wild purple", "dun", "grey") and then discuss how the colours change through the poem and the effect that this gives the reader.

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