A Song of the Guns

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"A Song of the Guns was written under what are probably the most remarkable conditions in which a poem has ever been composed. The author, who is now serving in Flanders, was present at the battle of Loos, and during a lull in the fighting--when the gunners, who had been sleepless for five nights, were resting like tired dogs under their guns--he jotted down the main theme of the poem. After the battle the artillery brigade to which he was attached was ordered to Ypres, and it was during the long trench warfare in this district, within sight of the ruined tower of Ypres Cathedral, that the poem was finally completed. The last three stanzas were written at midnight in Brigade Headquarters with the German shells screaming over into the ruined town." - Summary by Publisher's Note (0 hr 27 min)


Publisher's Note 1:36 Read by Nemo
A Song of the Guns 1:54 Read by Nemo
The Voice of the Slaves 0:41 Read by Nemo
Headquarters 2:26 Read by Nemo
Gun-Teams 3:01 Read by Nemo
Eyes in the Air 3:36 Read by Nemo
Signals 2:42 Read by Nemo
The Observers 3:28 Read by Nemo
Ammunition Column 3:06 Read by Nemo
The Voice of the Guns 5:15 Read by Nemo