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52509: Dead Man's Dump

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posted on 2024-05-02, 18:52 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Pencil draft with one pencil alteration of incomplete poem entitled 'The Young Dead', later incorporated into 'Dad Man's Dump' as lines 14-19, followed by four unused lines, then lines 20-24, remainder unused. Paper torn prior to use by Isaac Rosenberg, who was transferred to the 40th Division Works Battalion in January 1917, meaning that part of his responsibility became taking wire up to the line at night. |

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Pencil draft with one pencil alteration of incomplete poem entitled 'The Young Dead', later incorporated into 'Dad Man's Dump' as lines 14-19, followed by four unused lines, then lines 20-24, remainder unused. Paper torn prior to use by Isaac Rosenberg, who was transferred to the 40th Division Works Battalion in January 1917, meaning that part of his responsibility became taking wire up to the line at night.
Backside of pencil draft of unfinished poem 'The Young Dead', later incorporated into 'Dead Man's Dump'. Line 1 on this page becomes line 24 of 'Dead Man's Dump'. Lines 1-23 of this poem on frontside of this paper, which was torn prior to use by Isaac Rosenberg. He was transferred to the 40th Division Works Battalion in January 1917, meaning that part of his responsibility was taking wire up to the line at night.

History

Identifier

1713.cpd | 1496.jpg | IRIWM_1_255_1.jpg 1497.jpg | IRIWM_1_255_2.jpg

Creator

Rosenberg, Isaac (1890-1918)

Date

1916 - 1917

Date Created

01/01/1916

Temporal Date

31/12/1917

Spatial

France

Source

Folio | Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pencil

Type

Poem | Poem

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Imperial War Museum / The Isaac Rosenberg Literary Estate

Collection ID

IR/255 | IR/I/255b | IR/I/256

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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    The Isaac Rosenberg Collection

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