Armistice Day (Monday, 11 November Armistice Day 2019 in United Kingdom)

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This is a couple poems:

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!” he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made! All the world wonder’d. Honour the charge they made! Honour the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred! and another

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,  Loved and were loved, and now we lie,  In Flanders fields.   Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

 

 

 

 

One response to “Armistice Day (Monday, 11 November Armistice Day 2019 in United Kingdom)”

  1. Mrs Addleton says:

    He Poppie,
    These are two wonderful and famous poems. The first, by a famous poet called Alfred Tennyson is a favourite of mine because I am interested in Victorian history, and this poem was written on 2nd December 1854 about fighting in the Crimea. The poet used details from an account written by the first ever media reporter (correspondent) that reported his first-hand witness account to the nation in The Times newspaper. Victorians prided themselves on discipline and having a ‘stiff upper lip’ but as the poem goes on to tell, the deaths of the men were caused by following orders with blind obedience into certain fatality.

    Please be careful to make it clear to readers when you have quoted a piece.

    Mrs Addleton

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