The trenches and the War refers to the First World War .. the words of the writer and poet Siegfried Sassoon are now part and parcel of an Exhibition at Cambridge University admission free . and the BBC blogged a slideshow with images of the First World War and endless graves with crosses at the head of each grave and the graves stretch from one end of the photograph to the other in a seemingly end to end image.
But the BBC are keen to remind us that this Display on Exhibition is showing handwritten material and drawings and sketches produced by Siegfried Sassoon. Some of them are poignantly focused on all of that back to back fear of suffering which is echoed in the readings on the BBC Blog .. slideshow.
Apparently, the pictures are being shown with a view to engaging in the notion that this War was the making of the writer and poet and he was on the front line and there are notebook pages which have a listing of those who were injured or killed during the War. As the BBC has paid particular attention to these sketches, notebook pages, and drawings. The readings are impressive and give a cadence that marks the sombre nature of this War and its after effects, and artefacts and poetry plus drawings, sketches and poems .. thanks BBC News blog online!