Three Hobart Poems: Part 3 (audio version)

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / RDN's poems on 18 May 2016

This is the third of the three poems on the British Army WW2 General, Sir Percy Hobart I have written and performed. This poem, Part 3, Hobo: His generation and their books, tells the story of Hobart’s reputation calibrated against those of his fellow WW2 generals, in their words and his own. It includes an account of his remarkable production of The Story of the 79th Armoured Division in the ruins of Hamburg in the summer of 1945.


It was written to be spoken. It is, I hope, in the rather straightforward narrative tradition of English poetry. It is certainly not high-flown poetry. But I hope people will feel that it certainly isn’t prose either.

It runs 18 minutes 21 seconds.

The Trilogy is in text form in the RDN site’s Poems category.


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