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War Horse author Michael Morpurgo remembers poet who died at the Somme

18 August 2016

Author, Michael Morpurgo, remembers poet Hugh Stewart Smith who 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, France.