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An anthology of over 60 classic poems of war and remembrance. The horrors of war have prompted countless soldiers and civilians to compose poetry, whether to denounce needless slaughter, celebrate courage or honour the dead. 

This collection contains a range of the very best poems about conflict and commemoration, including Wilfrid Owen's classic 'Dulce et Decorum Est', Christina Rossetti's 'Remember', Yeats's 'An Irish Airman Foresees his Death' and Tennyson's famous 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', as well as several of Rupert Brooke's sonnets from 1914. 

Here, too, are lesser-known but nonetheless affecting poems such as Leslie Coulson's 'The Rainbow', Robert Southey's 'The Soldier's Wife', Alan Seeger's 'I Have a Rendezvous with Death' and Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. Beautifully read by Dean Lennox Kelly, Jenny Agutter, Michael Jayston, Rupert Holliday Evans and Samantha Bond, these timeless poems are poignant and powerful.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • GORDON HASS
  • 24-04-21

need to name chapters

it would be alot better if each poem name were the title of the chapter. would like to go back and listen to certain poems, but to hard to guess where each one is

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  • J. Pietersen
  • 10-04-21

Disappointing performance

Conflict poetry of despair, heroism, death, hopeless struggles and the general vicissitudes of life, read by what sounds like noob understudies and teachers' assistants.

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  • theresah
  • 16-04-21

A collections of historical poems

Poems of War and Remembrance
By: Audible Studios
Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Samanatha Bond, Rupert Holliday Evans, Michael Jayston, Dean Lennox Kelly
This collection covers the breath and depth of the heartache caused by World War 1. From the familiar loss of family, and friends to the loss of innocence of the men. The Poems are both moving and inspiring as well at tragic. I was amazed at the number of popular poets that wrote at that time of the experience. Unfortunately their warnings did not stop the tide of war nor the blood shed to come.

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  • jacqueline walker
  • 21-04-21

Just right

Loved listening to these poems. Not too many poems and not too long. All wonderful.