The Torch Be Yours – Centenary of World War I (1914-1918)

The Torch Be Yours – Centenary of World War I (1914-1918)

We are the Dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie.So wrote Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in the quintessential war poem In Flanders Fields. All is quiet on the western front today, although, lest we forget, the poet exhorts us “The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep“.

In remembrance of the fallen France Media Group has just published a special edition bookazine:

Including stunning images, historical research and the work of the War Poets – words that resonate today as powerfully as any mortar or bullet fired along the Western Front – this publication seeks to re-connect us, by mixing history with travel, exploring both the archives and the world around us today, to see how we can experience the First World War here and now. The storyline follows the timeline of the war, from 1914 to 1918, from the first, short-lived battles on the outskirts of Paris to the brutal war of attrition in the trenches. We explore four key themes and regions en route; War in the City, the British HQ along the northern coast, the Somme and Verdun.

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Sylvia is a freelance journalist based in France, focusing on business and culture. A valued member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia is a regular contributor to our publication.

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