At The Gate – Edward Hilton Young and The Zeebrugge Raid 1918

In the early hours of 23rd April 1918  Lieutenant  Edward Hilton Young (1879- 1960) . was serving  on board the HMS Vindictive as a gunnery officer : This 1897 built cruiser was to  launch a diversionary attack on the harbour wall known as the Mole, whilst three old  ships were to be deliberatly sunk at …

Charles Causley -Ballad of Jack Cornwell – Second World War poet’s verdict on Jutland

I first noticed Charles Causley’s work  featured in ‘ ‘The War at Sea’ edited by John Winton; part of the ‘Freedom’s Battle’ series , (1967) . A largely prose history featuring some poetry, about World War 2. Causley’s  life apart from his war service, was spent in Launceston,Cornwall, where he was a school teacher. .He was …

Beatrice Gibbs/ Alexandra Etheldreda Grantham

Current Research Projects Beatrice Gibbs/ Alexandra Etheldreda Grantham Thought that it was time to expand about the purposes of this blog. As well as trying to highlight the  whole range of World War 2 poetry that is in danger of being overshadowed and forgotten, it’s also important to encourage further research, trying to discover more …