" Turkish Delight VIII - Honey for tea ( video and 4 images) " 🕉 www.aumphotos.com 2019
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🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊 Deep meadows yet, for to forget
The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet
Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?
Rupert Chawner Brooke ( 1887 - 1915) wrote the above stanza as part of " The Old Vicarage, Grantchester " in 1912 from the Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912). He was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England.” From Rugby school, he went to Kings College Cambridge, having won a scholarship for a thesis entitled entitled John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama.
Winston Churchill wrote Brooke's obituary in The Times newspaper. He praised Brooke's "classic symmetry of mind and body." "He was all that one would wish England's noblest sons to be," added Churchill, "in days when no sacrifice but the most precious is acceptable." The poem speaks to the pain of war and the loss of civilian life.
In 1915, by capturing Istanbul, the British attacked the Gallipoli peninsula. Australian troops landed at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915; after eight months of heavy fighting the survivors were withdrawn around the end of the year.
The campaign, commanded by Ataturk (father of the nation) was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the war and is regarded as a defining moment in the Turkish nation. Image 2: MBW as a war .Images 3-5 show children learning militarism at the memorial to Ataturk in Ankara. - 17 days ago