"Killed in Action"
Arlecdon-born poet Thomas Irving James (1914 - 1984)
Photograph courtesy of Maureen Fisher,
Arlecdon History Group, Cumbria
The poetry of the Second World War tends not to be as well remembered in the modern era as that of the Forst World War. Yet, there was still poetry written and published during the Second World War. For example, "Killed in Action" by Thomas Irving James (1914 - 1984), seen in the above photograph, took as its subject a mother receiving word her son had been killed in the war.
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