WW1 Digger History Podcast

True accounts of the First World War / The Great War / WWI as told by the soldiers themselves!



episode 6: The Ode

In September 1914, English author and poet, Laurence Binyon was so appalled by the casualty lists coming out of France that he penned the 7 stanza poem, "For the fallen". Little did he know that the middle, 4th stanza, would become the most remembered and solemnly cited verses in at least 4 countries. From 1921 this stanza became known as "The ode" and an integral part of remembrance services on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.


 2021-04-24  6m