Postcard The Day Will Come, featuring Admiral Jellicote, General Joffre and Lord Kitchener, October 1914

Postcard The Day Will Come, featuring Admiral Jellicote, General Joffre and Lord Kitchener, October 1914
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

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Inspired by The Day by Henry Chappell. See Image ref 39120 for reverse. Henry Chappell, 1874-1937 became famous over night with his poem 'The Day' published in the Daily Express on 22nd August 1914. It was translated into many languages. He became known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' as he was a porter on Bath Spa Station. He also wrote a book about the railway called 'Life on the Iron Road'. Unofficially it was suggested he should became the new Poet Laureate. He was friends with Rudyard Kipling and knew other famous poets of the time.

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