Sassoon re-appraised by World War 2 Serving Poets

‘Silent Service’-Siegfried Sassoon Now, mulltifold, let Britain’s patient power Be proven within us for the world to see, None are exempt from service in this hour: And vanquished in ourselves we dare not be. Now, for a sunlit future, we can show The clenched resolved endurance that defies Daemons in dark,-and toward that future go …

Vernon Scannell -The neglected Prose and The Walking Wounded

Vernon Scannell deserves the title of ‘War Poet’ (1922- 2007) . Saw active service in North Africa and in the D Day campaign. He was what was euphemistically called a ‘serial absconder’ , i.e a deserter, who served time in a military prison, and spent several years on the run when World War 2. His …

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 …