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War Poetry
War Poetry

War Poetry 1964


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War Poetry 1964

27 mins United Kingdom

From elegy to grim irony, pastoralism to rhetorical call to arms, five very different poets respond to the experience of war in this 1960s TV programme on English literature. A live performance of folk classic Where Have All the Flowers Gone? contrasts with Michael Redgrave's reading of Henry V's stirring St Crispin's day speech. Wilfred Owen's moving WW1 Anthem for Doomed Youth is the perfect foil to Peter Appleton's biting nursery rhyme parody The Responsibility.


Wars Poetry


The Arts on Film




United Kingdom



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