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CLIP 1242

Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast'

Wilfred Wilson Gibson - 'Breakfast'
Key Info
  • 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. The footage shows the fighting on both the Eastern and Western fronts and the mounting death toll caused by heavy shelling and trench warfare. The poem by Wilfred Wilson Gibson 'Breakfast' is read underneath the footage.
  • Credits: Imperial War Museum, British Pathe/ITN Source
  • Subject:



    Poetry: World War 1

  • Keywords: breakfast, Wilfred Wilson Gibson, Wilfred Gibson, Gibson, war poetry, 1915, trenches, shelling, Eastern Front, Western Front, war
Ideas for use in class
  • To introduce poem 'Breakfast' by Wilfred Wilson Gibson and to illustrate the realities of fighting in the trenches.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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