Michael Morpurgo remembers poet from the Somme

Hugh Stewart Smith lost his life at the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago today (18/08/16).

Here, Morpurgo reflects on the loss, and recites a poem which was found among Smith’s personal items after his death. Smith is commemorated by the CWGC at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Franc

 

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