Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

Conflict Art: Paul Nash: The Menin Road

British war artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) painted this ‘Menin Road’ in 1919, from sketches he drew in 1918 while visiting the Western Front during the First World War See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Nash_(artist) This is Paul:

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Conflict Art: Them and Us by Jonathan Rosen

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Conflict Poem: Drummer Hodge by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

I really like the movie The History Boys directed by Nicholas Hytner, and based on the play by Alan Bennett. I particularly like the scene in which one of the boys discusses with his teacher, Thomas Hardy’s poem Drummer Hodge about a casualty … Continue reading

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