Rupert Brooke & The Glitterati at Gallipoli -Peter Hart
This presentation chronicles the story of the poet Rupert Brooke, who Yeats described as 'the handsomest young man in England'. The talk will detail his early life and his war service.
In 1915 he joined the Royal Naval Division's Hood Battalion, and sailed with them in February 1915.
Brooke received a mosquito bite which caused blood poisoning. French surgeons carried out two operations to drain the abscess, but he died of septicaemia on 23 April 1915 without having seen action.