News - BBC plans to send poet to Afghanistan battlefields

Posted: 27/05/2009 13:35 | News Home

Observer, 24 May 2009

"Honouring the works of Owen and Sassoon, the BBC will send Simon Armitage... to Helmand province to capture the lives of British troops in conflict".

The makers of the one-hour documentary, Behind the Lines, plan to film Armitage’s response to frontline operations.

 

Tags: Afghanistan, Poetry | Category: General