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After the death of Robert Bridges in 1930, John Masefield was appointed Poet Laureate by King George V, a post that he held until his death in 1967. The only other British Poet Laureate to hold the post for as long was Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
John Masefield's WW1 poetry collections were:
'Sonnets and poems', Chosley, Berks, 1916
'Lollington Downs and other poems', Heinemann, 1917
'Philip the King and other poems', Heinemann, 1914
'Poems', Macmillan, New York, 1935
'Collected poems', Heinemann, 1932.
His poems were included in six WW1 Anthologies.
Photo of HMS Conway at anchor in the River Mersey near Rock Ferry.
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In 1915, Leip was conscripted into the Imperial German Army and served on the Eastern Front and in the Carpathians. He was wounded in 1917 and invalided out of the army. After the war, Leip travelled to Paris, London, New York and Algiers. He wrote novels, plays, short stories and, of course, poetry. Leip was also a talented artist and sculptor.
Hans Leip died in 1963.
Photo: Google Images - Hans Leip before his departure to the Front in 1915