In Parenthesis is considered one of the greatest ever literary works about war. TS Eliot called it a work of genius and WH Auden said it did for the British and Germans what Homer did for the Greeks and Trojans. Published in 1937, it is based intimately on the wartime experiences of its author David Jones, a Londoner who volunteered to fight when he was just 19. Unlike many war poets, Jones remained a private throughout the war, and he fought for longer than any other British writer. In this programme, the poet and author Owen Sheers traces the story of In Parenthesis, from an English parade ground to the carnage of the Somme offensive.
The Forgotten Warriors of World War I, part of World War One from BBC Wales. In the armed forces during the First World War, unofficially battalions were expected to be white. Yet many black soldiers and sailors from Wales lost their lives fighting for king and country. This is their untold story.