Make Way for Liberty - Various Poets
Make Way for Liberty
Four aspects of warfare are explored in this stirring collection of poems written
by some of the best poets of their era. The horrors of war, the valor of men in
defending freedom and the remarkable patriotism and discipline evidenced in
battle are all subjects of this concise collection of classic poetic narratives.
These four magnificent poems explore the concept of liberty and freedom and
the individual valor and daring required to achieve a nation's common goals of
independence and self-determination, despite the often dire consequences of
which all involved in the struggle are too well aware but are willing and indeed
eager to face.
These poems are evidence that tyranny can be conquered by those willing to
make the essential sacrifice, to take the necessary risks, to stare down the
specter of death and to replace their own fears with love and devotion to
And, yes, death will be a result but a result, despite its loss, pain and tragedy,
for the common good - or in the words of poet James Montgomery, "Thus
death made way for Liberty!", echoed by Tennyson's classic assertion, "Theirs
not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die." - Summary by Bruce Kachuk
Read by Bruce Kachuk. 4 Tracks. Total Duration: 00:15:11
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Cover image: "Congat c pyxbem (Soldier with gun)" (1898) by Vasily Surikov (1848 -1916).
Copyright expired in U.S., Canada, EU. and all countries with author's life +70 yrs laws. Cover
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