World War One Poets On The Battlefield

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I'm not sure if this belongs here ..... !!


    The military story of Rupert Brooke and the friends he left behind, commencing at Blandford Camp during the First World War and then following the movements of the Lancashire Fusiliers as they landed at Lancashire Landing at Gallipoli. The story is also told of the Australian and New Zealand Forces (Anzacs) at Gallipoli. The story then moves to the Western Front and Beaumont Hamel, Ypres and of course Passchendaele.

    The story contains many photographs including Blandford Camp, Gallipoli, Helles, Lancashire Landing and Rupert Brooke's grave amongst many others.

    Initials - R C
    Nationality - United Kingdom
    Rank - Sub-Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text - Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
    Age - 27
    Date of Death - 23/04/1915
    Additional information - Son of the late William Parker Brooke and of Mary Rutte Brooke, of 78 Dunchurch Rd, Rugby. Rupert Brooke was a published poet as early as 1911. Suffused with patriotism he was happy to die for his country in battle. He died, not in battle but of acute blood poisoning and was buried on the Greek Island of Skyros. Brooke left his royalties to his friends, namely Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson and Walter de la Mare, providing them with literary independence for the rest of their lives.
    Casualty Type - Commonwealth War Dead

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