For The Fallen - Laurence Binyon

Nov 10, 2013, 11:37 AM

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them." Moved by the opening of the Great War and the already high number of casualties of the British Expeditionary Force, in 1914 Laurence Binyon wrote his For the Fallen, with its Ode of Remembrance, as he was visiting the cliffs on the north Cornwall coast, either at Polzeath or at Portreath (at each of which places there is a plaque commemorating the event). The piece was published by The Times newspaper in September, when public feeling was affected by the recent Battle of Marne. #Poetry #WarPoetry #Remembrance #Poppy #Futility #War #FirstWorldWar