Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Poets on the Western Front

The inside front cover of the February 2015 issue of the Journal of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Journal _ "Siegfried's Journal" (Volume 27) has a very interesting advertisement under the heading

Under the auspices of the Western Front Association, Battle Honours Ltd,  organise specialised lecture tours about some of the poets who fought in the First World War on the Western Front.

The tour to be held from 9th - 12th July 2015 "Poets at Loos and Cambrai" will take you north of the town of Lens to the site of the Battle of Loos in which Robert Graves fought and Charles Sorley was killed.  Other poets who were in that area during WW1 include Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Ivor Gurney, Alan Mackintosh and Patrick Shaw-Stewart - both killed in action.

Other tours planned are:

7th - 10th July 2016 - Poets on the Somme
6th - 9th July 2017 Siegfried Sassoon:  1915 - 1918
2nd - 5th November 2018 - Wilfred Owen: from the Somme to Ors

To find out more about the tours organised by Battle Honours Ltd. please see their website www.battle-honours.co.uk and/or send them an e-mail to enquiries@battle-honours.co.uk

Battle Honours Limited
Battle Honours Ltd
Suite L
Astonbury Farm Business Park
01438 880725

I do hope they will also organise similar tours for some of the women poets who were on the Western Front during the First World War.

Picture:  Battle Honours Ltd. logo