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The Army of Death by Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley, Suffolk Regiment; killed in action, October 3rd 1915

LibriVox Weekly PoemBritish Legion PoppyLibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of:
“The Army of Death” by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915)

This was the (extended) weekly poetry project for October 27th November 10th, 2013.

Captain Sorley was among 16 Great War poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner. The inscription was written by Wilfred Owen. It reads: “My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.”

This is regarded as one of Sorley’s finest poems, and was discovered in his kit after his death.
(Summary by Ruth Golding)
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