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).
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