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Remembrance Day poems to remember the fallen

ON Remembrance Day we remember the soldiers who fought for Britain during the First World War and World War II. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11. Here are some of the most powerful poems penned in memory of the fallen. 2 For the Fallen Penned by Laurence Binyon, this is probably the most famous war poem in English. Also known as the Ode of Remembrance, it was first published in the Times on September 21, 1914 - just two months after the First World War began on July 28. Binyon was too old to enlist as a soldier in the Great War, but he volunteered in hospitals, helping wounded French soldiers. He wrote For the Fallen in Cornwall shortly after the Battle of Marne: They...

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