Poetry of War
Dylan Thomas, Thomas Hardy, WB Yeats, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Ted Hughes and John Betjeman, Read by Sir John Gielgud, Peter Orr, Gwen Watford and David King

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Narrated By: Sir John Gielgud, Peter Orr, Gwen Watford, David King

Duration: 1 hour and 46 minutes

What to expect

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

A collection of the greatest war poetry ever written, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors.

Tragedy, war, and humanity are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written about, or on, the battlefield.

Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Peter Orr; Gwen Watford; and David King.

This collection includes poems from:
• Thomas Hardy
• WB Yeats
• Wilfred Owen
• Siegfried Sassoon
• Ted Hughes
• Edward Shanks
• Robert Nicholls
• WN Hodgson
• Patrick Mac Gill
• Julian Grenfell
• Edmund Blunden
• Edgell Rickword
• David Jones
• Robert Graves
• E A Mackintosh
• Edward Thomas
• Isaac Rosenberg
• Rupert Brooke
• Ivor Gurney
• CH Sorley
• John Masefield
• Edward Lucie-Smith
• Willougby Weaving
• John McRae
• IA Williams
• David Gascoyne
• Henry Reed
• C Day Lewis
• Stephen Spender
• Dylan Thomas
• Louis Max Niece
• Alan Ross
• Sidney Keyes
• Ruthven Todd
• Michael Roberts
• John Betjeman
• Alun Lewis
• Roy Fuller
• Charles Causley
• Keith Douglas
• Herbert Read
• Patric Dickinson
• Hugh MacDiarmid


Poetry, Poetry anthologies (various poets)

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