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Contrasts: The Pity of War

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A series of music and arts features

Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
Wilfred Owen was perhaps the greatest of the young English poets who were killed in the First World War. Most of his later poems were conceived and written in the trenches in France. In writing them he tried to bring home to civilians in England the futility and wretchedness not only of trench life but of the war itself.
The Poet Laureate C. Day-Lewis tells the story of Owen's life and introduces readings from the poems and letters by Peter Wyngarde, Alan Dobie and Keith Barron

Contributors

Presenter: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Peter Wyngarde
Reader: Alan Dobie
Reader: Keith Barron
Director: Jack Bond

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Contrasts: The Pity of War

BBC One London, 5 November 1968 23.25






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