WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY
TISBURY AND THE GREAT WAR
At last, the rapid German advance on the Wester Front was held on
the Aisne and Marne, leaving the Germans with a vulnerable salient,
some thirty-five miles deep and twenty miles wide. The Americans had
gone in to action for the first time in May but the month-long battle
of Belleau Wood, which ended successfully in July, was their first major
fight. Elsewhere, British forces were being landed in Russia, unsure
about to whom they should liaise or even, in some cases, which side
they were meant to be supporting.
POEM FOR JUNE
Although written in 1915, Charlotte Mew's Poem, June, has an annual poignancy so does her life. She wrote few, but they were remarkable, poems, so much so that she was granted a Civil List pension on the recommendation of Thomas Hardy, John Masefield and Walter de la Mare. But she committed suicide in 1928, aged fifty-nine.
Who thinks of June's first rose today?
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