17. 1915: The Growing Shadow

Within a year of the War being seen as heroic and romantic, the death toll and the horror of trench warfare was reflected in the poetry being written by Charles Sorley, Roland Leighton (both of whom died that year), Robert Graves, Seigfried Sassoon and Ivor Gurney.

Michael Pennington will trace this growing shadow which led to the great poems of Wilfred Owen and David Jones, with the background of the war being narrated by Mark Fisher.