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Description

A dramatic reading of the poem 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke. A vicar begins reciting the poem to his church congregation, before the dramatisation shifts to Rupert Brooke dying from blood poisoning on board a ship bound for the Dardanelles.
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First broadcast:
9 June 1995

Classroom Ideas

The class could discuss why we are never shown "an English heaven" or "some corner of a foreign field that is forever England". The class can be asked to consider what is shown in this clip, including the faces of the congregation and why this is done.

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