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52512: 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

Third Typescript of two pages on pink paper corrected in ink with pencil alternatives. Title in pencil. Page one contains lines 1-19, 4 lines crossed through in pencil, 20-24, two unused lines cancelled in pencil with the alternative 'Emptied of God-ancestralled essences.' written in the margin, 26-47. Isaac Rosenberg 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. |

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Third Typescript of two pages on pink paper corrected in ink with pencil alternatives. Title in pencil. Page one contains lines 1-19, 4 lines crossed through in pencil, 20-24, two unused lines cancelled in pencil with the alternative 'Emptied of God-ancestralled essences.' written in the margin, 26-47. Isaac Rosenberg 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.
Second page of third Typescript with title in pencil. Page two contains 7 unused lines with corrections from two previous typescripts, then 48-79. The second page is numbered in pencil, and is worn and muddy. Isaac Rosenberg 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

1716.cpd | 1503.jpg | IRIWM_1_261.jpg 1504.jpg | IRIWM_1_262.jpg

Subject

Fighting Men | Imperial Forces | War in Africa

Creator

Rosenberg, Isaac (1890-1918)

Date

January - May 1917

Date Created

01/01/1917

Temporal Date

31/05/1917 | 14/05/1917

Spatial

France

Source

Folio | Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Typescript

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/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