Poets of The Great War

Coming Summer 2018, £549 plus £45 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available!

One outstanding legacy of the Great War is the literature produced by some of its combatants. Thrust into situations of such an intensely horrific nature, these individuals, through their poems and prose have recorded for posterity just what life in these awful situations must have been like. Equal to this sense of doom was how they were able to capture the essence of everyday life for the soldier as he found himself miles from home, thrown together with his new found comrades and living a life filled with boredom, hunger, tiredness and an overriding sense of the unknown. This tour visits the locations in which many of the poets of the Great War served. Here we discuss and read their poetry and prose close to where it was written, or, potentially, at their graveside. To study their works is rewarding in itself, but to read and discuss them at the places so closely connected with the authors is a wonderful experience and a fitting homage to the memory of those that penned such great works for later generations to enjoy.

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Poets of the Great War