Rupert Brooke

One cannot remember the centenary of the battle of the Somme without thinking about Rupert Brooke.

One of my most treasured possessions is a a beautiful book of his poems

‘1914 and other poems’ published in 1915 containing a beautiful picture of him laying between tissue paper. The pages are like thick card. Would save this is there was a fire! A little reminder of ‘The Soldier’


‘If, i should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field,

That is for ever England..’

Poetry at its best.




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