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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?

Jacek
----- Original Message ----- 
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
>      1889-1915
>
> "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
> http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/people/verdenal.html
>
>
> Jean Verdenal: T.S. Eliot's French Friend
>   Article by Claudio Perinot
>   Based on information supplied by Jean Verdenal's nephew
> http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/people/verdenal2.html
>
>
> 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.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gallipoli
>
>
> First Battle of Krithia
>   Likely where and when Verdenal died.  A couple of articles:
> http://www.1914-1918.net/bat34.htm
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Krithia
>
> 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)
>
>
>
> Regards,
>   Rick Parker