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"Enduring War - Grief, Grit and Humour" - British Library


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New exhibition opens this week at the British Library: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27905600

"Enduring War - Grief, Grit and Humour, which opens this week at the British Library, features cartoons, posters and the manuscripts of famous war poets.


Also on show is the manuscript of Rupert Brooke's well-known war poem The Soldier and a letter from Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to his mother in which he describes his anxieties about his son serving at the Front.

Other items on display include a handkerchief bearing lyrics for It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary, a schoolboy essay about airship raids over London, and a knitting pattern for balaclavas."

The BBC has a typo in the article, which I've corrected above. You really think they'd know by now...

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