WW1 in Poetry

In last week’s post ‘Interesting Facts About WW1’ there was the mention of Wilfred Owen, a British soldier that died only a week before the war ended. However, he has not been forgotten, now he is remembered as a poet.

Wilfred Owen is regarded by many as the greatest poet of the First World War. Throughout the war Owen wrote poems to describe what he experienced at the frontline, on the horrors of the trench and gas warfare.

So we thought it would be a good idea to share with you one of his most famous poems:

Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum Est

By Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.

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Interesting Facts About WW1

Today we thought we’d bring you some interesting facts about World War 1 that perhaps you didn’t know before. It’s important to keep educating ourselves and to be more aware. These days we get so wrapped up in ourselves and it the little things in life, so in keeping up our own education it is a great way to pay respects for those before us that fought for a better world.

 

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Here are 12 interesting facts:

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Meet the Writer & Director

Aleksandra Gordon

Writer & Director of ‘In Reverie’

Aleksandra Gordon

Aleksandra Gordon was born and raised in Surrey, England by her Polish mother. She was always drawn to the arts from a very young age, starting from the age of 4 when she couldn’t stop listening to a collection of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music. From this she became very determined, and so, continuously pestered her mother to take her to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. This didn’t happen as quickly as she anticipated but it didn’t stop her from watching what she could on TV, choosing to watch ballets and operas, like ‘La Traviata’ over cartoons. From her love of the theatre, her interest in film evolved, as she discovered that the movies moved her in the same way.

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The Real Gordon Family

With ‘In Reverie’ being based on a true story, involving real people, we thought it would be great way to remember them by introducing them to you, so that everyone can put a real face to the names.

So here they are…

Stanislaw Gordon

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And his family…

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The Costume Design

Here is a look back to our wardrobe fittings for the cast of ‘In Reverie’.

We have a lot of fun to find the right outfits for each of these amazingly talented actors.

 

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Why a poppy?

Many know that the poppy is the symbol for remembrance but not everyone is aware why.

We thought it was very interesting to see why the poppy was chosen to be the flower that we use to commemorate the fallen.

Poppy

Picture: https://returningpom.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/poppy-day/

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100 years…

… since the start of World War 1

Taking a look back at last year which marked 100 years of the start of World War 1.

28th July 1914, World War 1 broke out and lasted until 11th November 1918.

In London last year we saw lots of beautiful commemorations around the city. The most popular one being the field of glass poppies that surrounded the Tower of London. Each poppy symbolised a soldier that lost his life in the war.

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