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The Complete Lessons of the War

on Network Three

A sequence of poems by Henry Reed
Naming of Parts
Judging Distances
Movement of Bodies
Unarmed Combat
Returning of Issue
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Naming of Parts is probably the best-known poem of the second world war and is now, incredibly, considered an appropriate subject for school examinations. It was first published in 1946 with Judging Distances and Unarmed Combat in Henry Reed's A Map of Verona. Movement of Bodies appeared in The Listener some years later. The final poem, Returning of Issue, was completed a short time ago.


Henry Reed
Spoken By:
Henry Reed
Spoken By:
Frank Duncan
Produced By:
Douglas Cleverdon

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