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Doomed Youth
The Crow
It's Remembrance Sunday today.

Sean Bean reads Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen. I've read this poem a zillion times but this reading gave me a new appreciation for and of it.

This is part of a series of short films featuring actors reading poetry from the World War One period. In the same video, Gemma Arterton reads a poem by Wilfred Owen too, and Sophie Okonedo reads one of Rupert Brooke's.

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Thank you for pointing this out and sharing the link. It was remarkable to hear him. His own accent is quite beautiful and being the caliber of actor he is the words resonated with meaning.

You're very welcome, and thanks for commenting. I'm glad you got the same resonance from his reading that I did.

It's an excellent poem in its own right, but this is brilliant, thank you for sharing! :)

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