So lacking in pretension and talking of his enormous contribution to the War Graves Commission too.
Apparent Kipling wrote 200 war poems about so many different aspects of the war and some have only recently come to light.
The following is from an article By Felicity Capon in Feb 2013:
‘The collection contains poems that date back to the First World War, with many focussing on the plight of the British soldier. Kipling initially supported the conflict, before the death of his son at the Battle of Loos in 1915.
One poem, titled The Press is a humorous, sardonic complaint about media intrusion. In it a voice questions tirelessly: What’s your last religion? / Have you got a creed? / Do you dress in Jaeger-wool / Sackcloth, silk or tweed? It is a poem perhaps pertinent for the present day’.
Link to one of my posts about Batemans with lots of lovely photographs.
There is a second post about how artifacts at Batemans might inspire ones own poetry.
Link to own thoughts about Remembrance Sunday and when the whole of London stopped for 2 minutes to remember when I was a child.
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