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At the British War Cemetery, Bayeux

Charles Causley


At the British War Cemetery, Bayeux

Charles Causley


Poem introduction

This was the first war cemetery I ever saw, at Bayeux. It gave me a terrific shock. I lost my father as a result of the First World War and I'd never been in a British war cemetery. I don't think I'd ever been to France before. That's what promoted me to try to write this poem which I called:

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