The autumn 2014 set of poems on the Underground commemorates the centenary of the First World War and wil be on display in London Underground cars from 6 October to 30 November 2014. There are poems by English, French, Italian and Austrian poets which, written during the heat of war service, stress themes of brotherhood and reconciliation, and the ways in which “we said goodbye to a whole epoch” (Apollinaire).

The Poems

Edward Thomas: In Memoriam (Easter 1915)

Ivor Gurney: Back and the Sentry

Siegfried Sassoon: The General

Giuseppe Ungaretti: Fratelli/Brothers

Georg Trakl: Im Osten/In the East

Guillaume Apollinaire: La Petite Auto: The Little Car