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Commentary on Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier'
Commentary on Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier'

Duration: 01:04

Brief comments by a teacher on Rupert Brooke's sonnet 'The Soldier', and its view of Englishness in 1917.

 
Commentary on Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth'
Commentary on Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth'

Duration: 01:15

Analytical commentary with dramatic readings of Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth' written in 1917.

 
Jeremy Paxman on Wilfred Owen
Jeremy Paxman on Wilfred Owen

Duration: 02:25

Jeremy Paxman reflects on Owen - includes a reading of 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'Peace'
Rupert Brooke - 'Peace'

Duration: 01:46

Introduction to and reading of the poem 'Peace' by Rupert Brooke illustrated by archive news footage.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'Peace' (poem only)
Rupert Brooke - 'Peace' (poem only)

Duration: 00:36

'Peace' by Rupert Brooke, illustrated with archive footage.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier'
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier'

Duration: 01:59

A dramatic reading of 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke, presented as if part of a church service.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier'  (poem only)
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)

Duration: 01:20

Dramatised reading of Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier' which was written in 1915.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)

Duration: 01:25

Dramatised reading of Rupert Brooke's patriotic poem to the English fallen, 'The Soldier'.

 
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)
Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)

Duration: 01:12

Dramatised reading of 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke.

 
Siegfried Sassoon - 'The Attack'
Siegfried Sassoon - 'The Attack'

Duration: 01:15

A dramatic reading with archive footage of 'The Attack' by Siegried Sassoon.

 
Siegfried Sassoon - 'The Attack'  (poem only)
Siegfried Sassoon - 'The Attack' (poem only)

Duration: 01:03

Archive footage illustrates the poem 'The Attack' by Siegfried Sassoon.

 
Vera Brittain - 'Perhaps'
Vera Brittain - 'Perhaps'

Duration: 01:31

'Perhaps' by Vera Brittain is introduced with archive footage of German troops surrendering and victory celebrations.

 
Vera Brittain - 'Perhaps' (poem only)
Vera Brittain - 'Perhaps' (poem only)

Duration: 01:31

Brittain lost her fiance, Roland, to a sniper's bullet and writes from experience in 'Perhaps'. The poem captures her sense of remembrance and also the sense of loss.

 
War poetry: its purpose
War poetry: its purpose

Duration: 02:56

An examination of the purpose of war poetry during World War One and how it brought it's horrors to life.

 
Wildred Owen - 'Strange Meeting'
Wildred Owen - 'Strange Meeting'

Duration: 02:49

Archive news of America joining the war and dramatisation of trench warfare, leads into a dramatic reading of 'Strange Meeting' by Wilfred Owen.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth' (poem only)

Duration: 01:43

Dramatised reading of Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth', written in 1917.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth' (poem only)

Duration: 01:07

Dramatised reading of Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for a Doomed Youth', which was written in 1917.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' (poem only)

Duration: 00:39

Actor Samuel Barnett recites Owen's 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' (poem only)

Duration: 01:27

Reading of Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' with animation.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est'
Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est'

Duration: 03:51

A dramatised meeting of Wilfred Owen and Sigfried Sassoon provides the political background for a reading of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' with appropriate archive footage.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est' (poem only)

Duration: 02:07

A reading of Wilfred Owen's poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est', illustrated by archive footage.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)

Duration: 00:39

Actor Samuel Barnett recites Owen's 'Strange Meeting'.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'Strange Meeting' (poem only)

Duration: 01:48

Dramatic reading of Wilfred Owen's 'Strange Meeting'. The ending of the poem is made all the more powerful by the factual statement giving the date that Owen was killed in action.

 
Wilfred Owen - 'The Sentry' (poem only)
Wilfred Owen - 'The Sentry' (poem only)

Duration: 00:39

Dramatisation of 'The Sentry' by Wilfred Owen.

 
Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast'
Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast'

Duration: 00:59

An introduction and reading of Wilfred Wilson Gibson's poem 'Breakfast', illustrated by archive news footage showing trench warfare.

 
Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast' (poem only)
Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast' (poem only)

Duration: 00:34

The poem 'Breakfast' by Wilfred Wilson Gibson, illustrated with archive footage.

 
Writings from WWI battlefield by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen
Writings from WWI battlefield by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen

Duration: 02:35

Archive footage of trench warfare followed by diary extracts from Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.

 

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