This is moving.
A thought occurs: don't we all (and I mean both genders) have a "Jean
Verdenal" as part of our lives somewhere?
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:16 PM
Subject: To Jean Verdenal
> Jean Verdenal (11 May 1890 - 2 May 1915) died 90 years ago a few days
> short of his 25th birthday during the infamous Gallipoli Campaign of
> World War I. His friend T. S. Eliot dedicated his first volume of
> poetry, "Prufrock and other Observations," to him:
> To Jean Verdenal
> "mort aux Dardanelles" was added in 1925 but Verdenal's year of birth
> was not corrected.
> T.S. Eliot and Jean Verdenal
> My informational page on Verdenal
> Jean Verdenal: T.S. Eliot's French Friend
> Article by Claudio Perinot
> Based on information supplied by Jean Verdenal's nephew
> Battle of Gallipoli
> In Turkey the campaign is known as the Çanakkale SavaSlari.
> In Britain it is called the Dardanelles Campaign and in Australia,
> New Zealand and Newfoundland it is known simply as Gallipoli.
> First Battle of Krithia
> Likely where and when Verdenal died. A couple of articles:
> In the end, the French "suffered over 2,000 casualties". In fact,
> French grave-diggers could not bury all those who had fallen: "The
> French, finding the ground too hard, or perhaps the task too great,
> slung some bodies over the cliffs into the swift-flowing Dardanelles".
> Donald Childs, "Stetson in The Waste Land"
> Essays in Criticism, (April 1988)
> Rick Parker