Controversy around Fellowes’ latest TV drama centres around the themes of class and the intrusion of frequent advertisements. No reference to the scenes of carnage, the maiming, killing, fear and grief is evident on its sanitised website; only the superficial is celebrated.
Censored to keep up public and military morale in these times of perpetual warfare?
Here we salute Fellowes’ powerful portrayal of the cruelty and waste of war, damaging and even ending soldiers’ lives prematurely – though at that time the safety of civilians was a priority.
Equally powerful is another poem and reflection by Lesley Docksey written for use on Remembrance Day: