Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. The poem is about a group of schoolchildren who fell victim to the Nazis in in Kragujevac massacre. The stone is of Westmoreland slate, cut by Harry Meadows. He survived the opening of the Battle of the Somme but was wounded in the leg on 11 July in the attack on Mametz Wood.
The Times Literary Supplement went so far as to pose the question in "Where are the war-poets?
After a time visiting his sister in South Africa he returned to Britain in While looking into every busy whore's and huckster's face As they drive their bargains, is the Face Of God: and some young, piteous, murdered face.
He was buried at Aldworth in Berkshire. They sang an idle song and free As they went up to calvary.
As he experienced the horrors of trench warfare and witnessed the deaths of loved ones — including his brother Hamo at Gallipoli — Sassoon became increasingly disillusioned with the war.
Twelve weeks later, he made a public ' act of willful defiance of military authority ' by writing to his commanding officer protesting at the continuation of the war. And over the stairway, at the foot - oh! He wrote many of his poems on scraps of paper in the trenches.
He spent most of his first year training before his battalion crossed over to France in December He also composed many songs; David Jones had a Welsh father but was born in Kent and served throughout the Great War.